One thing that PChad & I really try to do with our kids, is teach them to speak properly. We want them to know the right way to pronounce words (so I try not to say ‘jaguar’ around them because I just can’t seem to get it right), and learn correct sentence structure. So, when Asher started saying “Mm-hmm” instead of yes, we knew we were going to have to be quick to nip it in the bud before Chancery picked up on it as well.
PChad stopped him just after he said it the other day, and asked him to say “yes” instead. But Asher explained, “I say ‘Mm-hmm’ because you say it & I want to be just like you!”
So, PChad told him that we only say “mm-hmm” instead of “yes” when our mouths are full of food because then we aren’t allowed to talk with our mouths full. So far so good, we are having less instances of “Mm-hmm” throughout the day, but is seems they have increased at the dinner table.