Ten years later I found the same was true for our boys. Generally speaking, they weren’t interested in chatting after school, over dinner, and even after dinner but hit the bewitching hour of bedtime, bingo that’s when the floodgates opened. Yes, like Carol’s kids, it was more pronounced through the teen years.
I’m a huge fan of reading out loud to children. As a matter of fact, I’m a huge fan of reading out loud to anyone (see my former blog post). In addition, when parents used to ask me about homework, I’d say to them the best homework you can do with your child is reading at least five nights a week. What a fun and relaxing way to do homework!