Keep a Logbook

"How was your day, dear?"

Parents ask their kids day in and day out how their day was at school. Most popular answer?

“Fine.”

Ugh.

Instead, try asking your kids, “What was the best part of your day today?” and then listen. Really listen. This question forces your kids (or your spouse when s/he comes home from work) not only to have to stop and think, but the pause give them time to reflect and perhaps find some gratitude for at least a portion of their day. Take this activity to the next level by keeping a log book in the car and making a note of what the best part of the day was. If your child writes, leave the notebook in the backseat and have then jot down just a few words every day. At the end of the week, the month, and eventually the school year, you’ll have a list of all the wonderful things that have happened.

As adults, we should keep this log book as well. What about our day? What “wins” can we log? Just a short sentence will do. Savor the moment. Look back often and appreciate the good times.

So with that said - share in the comments what the best part of your day was!

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