What manners do you try to teach your children?

Besides please, thank you and you're welcome.


Asked by Anonymous at 1:27 AM on Apr. 25, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Well, I guess it's hard for me to just name them off the bat. Lol. In addition to what others have said, we teach our children to look people in the eye when they speak to them or are being spoken to, to refer to adults as Mr., Mrs, or Miss, to say excuse me if they need to get through, to wait patiently and not interrupt if adults are having a conversation.....

    Answer by fluud7 at 8:06 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

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  • well mine are still young, I have boys. I will teach them to be gentlemen, open doors for people, let other go ahead of them, use a respectful tone to everyone, be hospitable (can I get that for you? etc), let others go first, don't demand their way (by adking questions rather than giving orders), shake hands and say hello by looking others in the eyes. hmm thats all I can think of now.

    Answer by Precious333 at 1:37 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

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  • The first manner I taught my boys was to say "thank you". After that came "yes ma'am.....yes sir". My kids say it so much I had my son's football coach ask me if he was being a smart ass for saying it everytime he spoke to him. After that- to respect people older than them- no matter what it is. NEVER be disrespectful to elders. There's plenty more but those are the most important to me.

    Answer by BrendaMomOf3 at 1:54 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

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  • Not interrupting, being gracious and allowing their little guests to choose activities and/or snacks, to say "Ma'am" and "Sir" when addressing an adult, to stand up for others and defend the defenseless, to use words to express themselves instead of physical responses like screaming or hitting and to eat what's put in front of them.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 11:08 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

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  • I teach them to be kind and help little kids and older people. Be helpful and offer help. I ask them to be polite when giving/getting presents, treat adults with respect, stand up for others that are being picked on, etc. I emphasize appreciation; they need to appreciate people, and let people know they appreciate them.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:15 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

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