Ah! My favorite hobby. Questions :). "How was your day”. Eeeh “fine” is about as far as you can get. It’s not a very powerful starter. It lacks context. Great alternatives in here. Like "What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?” Or of course: "Which one of your teachers would survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?” And the best part, this must work for grown-ups as well!
Funny bonus: Alexandra Petri (Washington Post) - How are you parenting wrong? A hilarious list of parenting styles that are wrong. Free-range Tiger Parenting. Or Ironic Hipster Parenting. Kafka Parenting. Hilarious!!