Kristen Bell shares her parenting hack for getting her kids to talk to her more

goss 08/08/2018

If you've ever received a blank look and lack of interest from a kid after asking how their day was, Frozen star Kristen Bell might have the solution for you!

Fed up with her kids disengaging when she tried to chat with them, Kristen decided to do something about it.

"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 actress told Popsugar.

Kristen and her husband Dax Shepard sat their kids down to try explain the meaning behind their questions...

"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," 

It seems the quick chat has really paid off!

"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," she concluded.

Source: MummyPages