to say sir and ma'am?
Never did. It would just be weird here, no kids do it (Western WA).
yes. right now my 3 year old calls everyone sir though lol. he hasn't gotten down the ma'am is for girls just yet lol. he also tries to open doors for me and says please,thank you,your welcome, and excuse me. manners are big and i was raised old southern style so pullin chairs out and all that will be taught as well.
yes we do.
Quoting Sekirei:No.. here, he would be looked at funny. He calls many of the people he comes into contact with here Auntie or Uncle (on their request.. I seriously tried to teach him ma'am and sir.. but, some of the locals didn't think it was all that polite..o.O)
No.. here, he would be looked at funny. He calls many of the people he comes into contact with here Auntie or Uncle (on their request.. I seriously tried to teach him ma'am and sir.. but, some of the locals didn't think it was all that polite..o.O)
I have been told it comes off as rude as well? ( or not polite. ) Who knew. lol.
i totally agree! i use them with my son as well...i think that is how he has picked up on it so fast and i love seeing the faces of older people at the grocery store when he says those things to them. he has received many compliments from them abt how well mannered he is :) some people mistake respect for submissiveness...it isn't used on only older people, it can be used for anyone, and i think that is where other regions of the country that see it as 'only for old people' are mistaken.
Quoting jmpiper:My daughter is two and so far we have mastered please and thank you and last week we started on sir and ma'am.....manners are a big thing for me it shows signs of respect....so in turn i use those words when talking to my kids so they learn that although im in charge i respect them as well
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