“a little bit more better (and other succinct ways we talk) like…”

The teenagers I know seem to talk what sounds and feels “like” another language (or dialect), “ya know.” And (sadly) sometimes they grow into young adults who keep the teenage verbal ticks.

This post is literally prompted and inspired by a conversation had between my daughter, her father and I. We can’t help but notice how her language fluctuates depending on whom she is spending time with. Does this ever happen to you?

My daughter is approaching the most important age of 12 and as a Middle Schooler I watched before my very eyes her language habits morph quickly. Somewhere in elementary school, even with a mother like me, who “Teaches and Preaches” writing and speaking intentionally for a livelihood, she picked up some “habits” I hope she loses before high school, and like really soon. Yes, I wrote that.  Continue reading ““a little bit more better (and other succinct ways we talk) like…”” »