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Yes Sir. Yes Ma'am.

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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 So, I am watching Wife Swap.  One of the rules is a kid has to tell all adults sir and ma'am.  Does anyone else make their children regard adults this way?  Just you and dad or any adults?

 

by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM
Any and all adults
sthflachk
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM
Yes....absolutely. All adults deserve that respect.
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LivysMama
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM

We do for all adults.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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All adults. It's a southern thing. Also, no adults are referred to by only their first name. There must be a title.
ashley1693
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM
When I worked as a in home nanny I had the kids calling all adults sir or ma'am. And when I was working at the daycare it was miss so and so or Mr so and so. I think its respectful.
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rennez
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM
That's how i was raised and it is how I raise my children.
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strictmomhere
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM
Yes all adults
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Cdaly12491
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I don't tell my kids to, but I address my seniors as "sir" and "ma'am" out of respect so my guess is they will pick up on that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM
Definitely. Its respectful.
ms.sophsmom
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM
No I do not require that. I thought it was a Southern thing. I hated being forced to call my mothers horrible ex Mister J. He was horrid to us. Dd does address people by Mr./Mrs/Ms if its a teacher or sitter. My daughter often says yes ma'am to me and i dunno where she got it.
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