my DH really like a family we know where the kids say sir/ma'am but we aren't friendly enough to ask them this... where does the line draw? I mean, kids don't call them that 24hrs a day, right? When do they use Mommy and Daddy? I am confused on how to possibly add this to our manners roster... is it just when they're in trouble? I don't get it... but I know a lot of families probably do this
Answer by pagirl71 at 2:30 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
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Answer by Safirejewl at 3:34 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
My kids know to say it to other people, and they do, because other people get sticks up their asses over it. Even now as teenagers. But I didn't allow it in my home because I hate it. I feel you can be perfectly respectful with tone and attitude, and those annoying empty words are not at all necessary.
Despite my neurotypical impairments, my kids have great manners.
Answer by roachiesmom at 3:42 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Answer by Petie at 3:44 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
Both my husband and myself still use yes ma'am and no ma'am. It could be when we are speaking to strangers, friends, or parents. We both still address our parents this way, and even my husband will say yes ma'am if I ask him a question, or if I am addressing a stranger . . . Excuse me ma'am? Miss? Sir? I would much rather have someone get my attention by addressing me this way than to say, "hey you!" Even though dd is too young to use these, it will be something that we teach her by example.
Answer by 2-1CavWife at 4:08 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
I HATE being *ma'am'ed*... LOL is that a word- it looks funny written out...
I am Ms. (my birth name)... but I prefer being called by my chosen name... I don't wear my nametag at work partly cuz I don't like it when complete strangers address me by name.
My children do not use those terms.
Answer by mtnmama111 at 4:20 PM on Jul. 26, 2009
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