I have trained my kids (6 and 4) to say please and thank you for the common things (someone brings them a drink or holds the door open for them) but it does not occur to them to say thank you for big things (I take the day off from work and do something special with them). I feel weird saying "Now thank ME for taking YOU on this special trip"). Does this just naturally happen or does this need to be taught.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:18 AM on Jul. 25, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 9:40 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
I have the opposite problem. I try so hard to get my son to say thank you for the simple things. I have to remind him constantly. However, he will tell me thank you for doing this for me mommy, or thank you for taking me here, etc. I guess it is just going to take a lot of reminding before it finally clicks. For your situation, I would just talk with them and remind them that if someone does something for them (whether it be you, a family member, or a friend) that they need to thank them for it no matter how big or small and then give them examples such as when mommy takes you to such and such place.
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