Is your child polite?

I swear people give me the oddest looks when I'm talking to my son in public.

He frequently says words like please, thank you, you're welcome, bless you, and stuff like that. Right now I'm in the process of teaching him Yes Ma'am, no ma'am, yes sir, & no sir.

Do kids not say stuff like that anymore? Because I swear they're looking at us like we're odd for saying things like that. I've even had a few people comment on how they don't hear kids his age (2) say it...

Are your kids polite?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:03 AM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Kids aren't polite anymore beause their parents aren't polite. My son is polite aswell and I know it's because I teach him so I'm sure you're doing the same. None of my friends' kids say any of those things. The other day my son who is 2 and a half walked past his dad and said excuse me sir. Lmao. It was the cutest thing ever, he sounded so grown up. If only more adults could see what they do their kids do. It's like a never ending cycle of a-holes in the world. Anyways, keep up the good work mamma!
    proudmamma9706

    Answer by proudmamma9706 at 1:11 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • My child is very polite also. Most people around here just think it's cute:)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • My son most certianly is polite. Please and thank you, your welcome, bless you, excuse me. ...i'm not gonna take it as far as sir and ma'am. ...but he certianly has learned his manners.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:05 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • my 2 year old daughter is extremely polite, when she wants to be. She knows the whole please, thank you, your welcome, bless you, and excuse me and while she uses all of those words correctly and in full sentences instead of just begging pleasssse. She'll say may i please have, whatever. But she's not quite as polite as i'd like at other times. Like she'll pass gas in front of people and laugh or draw attention to it instead of going to the bathroom, or the other day and grandma and grandpa's house she came out of the bathroom with pants around her ankles and told me. "i just pooped, can you wipe my butt." So we're still working on stuff like that, but she's very polite for the most part.
    FinleyFirst

    Answer by FinleyFirst at 1:13 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • My child may not be the most well behaved child but she does have manners. I get mad when i babysit my nieces and they demand things from me if they want something i make them say may i please or can i please and I'll give then whatever and if they dont say thank you after they recieve whatever i gave them i take it back until they say think you. I think its sad when a 2 1/2 year old has better manners then a 4 year old.
    aubrees_mommie

    Answer by aubrees_mommie at 1:37 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • My daughter trys she forgets sometimes but, most of the time she will say please and thank you....I am still working on it :)
    momofone072506

    Answer by momofone072506 at 2:59 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • The toddler...we're working on it. He will say "please", "thank you" and "you're welcome". He says "excuse me" if he burps. (okay, I should say WHEN he burps LOL) Honestly, I'm more lax with him because he has a severe speech delay. I'm just glad he's talking at all! LOL I am starting to work with him and asking for things correctly...."May I.....please" He usually just gets those three words out.

    My oldest is now 5 and I get comments about him all the time. He says "excuse me" when he burps and when he is trying to gain someone's attention. He's pretty good about minding his "p's and q's" too. I often hear how unusual it is to see such manners. (about him and my 3 year old, too)
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:15 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • all my kids always said Please, Thank you, I'm sorry and excuse me from an early age. My oldest ones also say Yes sir, yes ma'ma.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:58 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • Bella is polite most of the time. She knows to say please and thank you when she wants something and she'll say bless you when you sneeze. She's quick to say "I'm sorry" if it's needed too. Then, she'll have an off day and you can't get her to say anything nice, lol.
    Mizzjos

    Answer by Mizzjos at 11:36 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • My children are polite like that. We insist upon it. It drives Grandma crazy when they say
    "Yes Ma'am" to her. And yes, it doesn't seem to be terribly common these days. What a shame.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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