Leaving your little one in creche or school can be more of a challenge for us than our children.

 

When we finally escape from work and race over to collect them, we cannot wait to hear all about their day.

 

However, more often than not, your questions are simply answered with yes, no or silence.

 

My four-year-old constantly tells me she "doesn't know" when I ask her about her day in creche.

 

 

This is why we can relate so much to Kristen Bell, who thinks she has found a solution to the very common problem.

 

Explaining to Popsugar, the mum-of-two would encounter this regularly with her children.

 

"Kids don't naturally want to tell you about their day because they want to live in the moment – they don't want to live in the past," the 38-year-old said. 

 

Solving the issue, Kristen decided to explain to Delta who is three and Lincoln who is five-years-old why she is asking the question in the first place.

 

 

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Sitting her daughters down, mum and dad Dax Shepard addressed the subject with the girls by saying:

 

"Do you know why we ask you about your day? I ask you about your day and I ask Daddy about his day because we've been separated for a few hours and I wonder how you're feeling . . . if you experienced something today you want to talk about.

 

"Also because I'm interested and it gives us a chance to reconnect to each other. That's why people ask one another about their day. It also makes the other person that's being asked feel very good and valued. It's a nice way to show you love someone," they explained to the two girls.

 

The simple but effective technique has seemed to work wonders in their household as Kristen said they now understand that it isn't an order or an "annoying question" but rather there's depth and a meaning behind it. 

 

 

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The tables seem to have even been turned by her daughters as they have taken the lead from their parents.

 

"My kids don't brush me off. They say, 'It was really good, how was your day?'"   

 

"They actually ask me how my day was," the mum said.

 

We will definitely be giving this one a go!

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