Have you tried to casually draw information from your elementary-age child about school?“ How was you day at school? What did you do?” The answer from kindergartens to high school students in every family, in every state, regardless of gender or age is probably, “Nothing.”

You may try every angle, be humorous, awkwardly weird, “ relate” to them (a big mistake), and even brave provocative topics,“ Was you teacher nice today or does she yell a lot?” “ No.”

“How is that good looking science teacher of yours? Is he married?”

“I dunno,” followed by a grunt.

Just stop. Don’t harass your child anymore. It’s time to accept that those age-old interrogation techniques no longer work.

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