Thursday, May 1, 2014

Shades of Meaning for Mad

I love my daughter (Tara) who is 15 years old, but I don't love it when she says, "pissed-off," which is often lately.

Two nights ago, she said it again and I told Tara that her consequence was to look up 10 synonyms for her favorite word and write them in a list.  From there, she received a mini-lesson on shades of meaning because she obviously needed to beef-up her vocabulary.

After being heckled by her brothers, Tara produced an appropriate shades of meaning for mad. 

On her way downstairs, Tara said, "Mom, I am seething, but not yet ballistic."  I am fairly impressed with my parenting on that one!  Vocabulary development can happen at any time...


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