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Upspeak

Upspeak

What is it? The habit of ending every sentence as if it is a question is practiced most often by girls. Bringing awareness of this ubiquitous habit may help your child limit its use.

First – Awareness. Can they notice it in others?

Second – Understanding. Why would the tentative tone of upspeak be a benefit or a disadvantage?

Finally – can they adjust its use in their own speech?

Parents: Use care and patience. This is a difficult and important lesson in self awareness & self control.