Talk about the day

A quiet time in the evening is a good chance to check in with your child.

Encouraging your child to talk about what they’ve done and how they feel, will help them learn how to express their thoughts and feelings.

You can make this a habit by finding time most evenings to have a chat. Bedtime can be a good time to try this.

Sit together and have a cuddle. Ask your child about what they’ve done that day. Ask them for things that have made them happy, sad, or proud. Share your day and feelings too.

Encourage your child to tell you about things that have made them laugh or something new they’ve learned.

Good to know

Talking about your day means that your child will start to understand feelings, emotions and will learn how to solve problems.