Children can seem like open books, easily spilling all their thoughts and feelings, but that can be deceptive. Often, children don't think to share some of their most important experiences or feelings. That's why there are questions to ask your child to make your relationship better. Getting closer to your child, understanding them, and actually hearing them makes your relationship better automatically.
Like adults, some children are more introverted and some more extroverted. Not every child will be the endlessly chatty and tell you every tiny detail about their day (yes, even the stuff you don’t need to hear.) However, if the adult is trustworthy and has shown an interest in their little one's life, even the shyest child can open up. There may be long pauses as your child meanders through their thoughts, but they will often come up with surprisingly touching or unexpected answers.
But in order to get them to open up, you may have to get the conversation rolling with some questions– and not ones that elicits a yes or no response. These questions will not only open up a conversation with your little one, but they have the power to make the parent-child relationship even better.