Monosyllabic Answers vs. Full Sentences

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For my son’s yearly checkup, we took him to the pediatrician who has seen him since he was one day old. It’s one hour away from home, but it’s worth it. We make a day of it, or half a day of it. Everything looked great and the doctor especially remarked how well-spoken my son was.

Writing With Ease

This pediatrician sees a lot of kids these days who answer his questions with one syllable: yeah, no, uh, err… My son answers in long sentences, four or five of them, and gives many details. Sometimes I think too many. We have to stop him gently and let other people continue the conversation. Continue reading »