Can school teachers Nudge families to spend more time with each other?

Can school teachers Nudge families to spend more time with each other?

by Niyati Mehta and Chronis Lalas

Age group: 6years- 9 years to begin with but can be tweaked for other ages also.

That may seem to the most parents a little difficult to be achieved, yet Nudging for Kids has a possible solution to the problem of gap in the connection and family time that is spent between children and their parents.

Actually this Nudge is designed by school teachers to create more interactive approach between parents and child and how children can know parents better by ASKING QUESTIONS!

Let’s see how it works:

Teachers will provide students with a game questionnaire that students will have to fill it in the classroom.

That questionnaire will be two-sided and it will contain two columns. One the first column there will be questions starting about their parents, for example dad. Then it could be designed for other close family members also. This will be done after the teachers receive the feedback from the parents or the excitement in kid’s voice, which they would share with the teachers of the information they get from their parents.

These questions will ask the students to answer personal questions about their dad like “What is your dad’s favorite color?” or “Which basketball team he supports?”

One the second column dad will answer the same questions about himself, when in house, and then they can see which are correct or wrong and have a discussion and tell stories about them to their children. This is an interactive way of spending time with parents who share their past, present, interest etc with their kids.

Questions about dad

Answers from dad

What is your dad’s favorite color?

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Where was he born?

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Which basketball team he supports?

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Which is his favorite animal?

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Do you know which his favorite food is?

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What about his worst food?

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Where did mom and dad meet each other?

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What was daddy’s first job?

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Where did he go to school when he was your age?

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What’s his middle name?

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What is his favorite hobby as an adult?

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What is his favorite hobby that involves you?

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Has he ever travelled abroad? Which is his favorite destination?

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What Superhero would he be if he wanted to?

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What Superhero would he be if you wanted to?

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That whole process will make kids spend some quality time with another member of the family, learn a lot for each other, and thus create a stronger bond in their relationship and communication.