The power of “Oooohh??!”

June 7, 2008 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

At the summer orientation for TAMS (Texas Academy of Math and Sciences), all day long the parents were taught that, when our kids call to tell us something, the only acceptable response is “Ooooohhh????” spoken with a questioning inflection that says “I’m interested; tell me more” but which does not express any approval or disapproval and does not include any advice or direction.   In other words, we have to start letting go and expect our children to make their own decisions.

We giggled whenever they made us say “Ooooohhhh???”, but it is probably a good technique for parents in general.

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Entry filed under: social-emotional needs, TAMS.

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