The Question Challenge
Challenge yourself by asking open-ended questions when someone shares good news with you. Even though asking closed-ended questions such as “Was it fun?” is better than squashing, shutting down, or stealing, it is still limiting how much authentic support you are showing. Instead of asking “Was it fun?” challenge yourself to ask open-ended questions such as: “What was your favorite activity that you did on the trip?” “What did you like best about your experience?” By asking open-ended questions, you spark more conversation, and most importantly, the other person senses genuine interest and support.

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