I went on to write loads more of these and I wanted to share with other families. So I knocked together a quick website, loaded up the questions and shared in lots of Facebook parenting groups.
Parents loved them – I remember I had 200 parents signing up for more questions in the very first month! Talking to them I discovered that they really appreciated that someone else had done the hard part already, and they could just sit back and enjoy the conversation with their kids, especially after a long day at work.
It is actually quite difficult coming up with the questions that work, especially the follow-on prompts we give to deepen conversations. I seemed to have a knack for this however and I really enjoy doing it, so was super happy to keep doing so for other parents!
Since those early days we have been able to reach thousands more parents, built the KidCoachApp
to put the questions in for parents of 6-12 year olds, and even been featured by the BBC for the work that we are doing!