So Very Really Like

The purpose of this activity is to help your child recognize our temptation to overuse the words “so,” “very,” “really” and “like.” Although the focus will stay on you, with luck, they will begin to notice it in their conversations as well.

Tell your child you really really want to reduce your use of the words “so,” “very,” “really” and “like.” Like, you’ve been like noticing how often those words like slip in – so so often. Will they help you by bringing it to your attention when you do use those words?

You’re going to try so very very hard. If you are feeling brave, offer to put a coin in a bowl with each slip. To be funny, one day say you just have to do something – put a $5 bill in the bowl and walk around saying so-very-really-like.