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(Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Asking Your Child Questions)
(Using a Negative Tone)
Dad: Do you have homework to do?
Mom: You’re not gonna hang out with John again, are you?
Mom: You don't really think that’s a good idea, do you?
Daughter: So Jenny and I were hanging out at lunch…
Dad: Wait! What were you doing hanging around with Jenny?
(The Right Way to Ask Your Child Questions)
Dad: How are you doing with your Math homework?
Daughter: I just finished.
Dad: You did? You were having trouble before, how’s it going now?
Daughter: It’s going better.
Dad: yeah, what’s making it better?
Daughter: I got some help before school and I understand it better.
Dad: I am so glad you went to get help. That was a good idea.