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Yes ma'am, No ma'am

Anonymous
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Just found out that it is a law in my state (Louisiana) that children have to say yes/no ma'am and yes/no sir to their teachers.

It is so ingrained into my 6 year old that it never occurred to me that it is the law - it is just what we do.

A dad at practice (who's from Colorado) today said his son has been suspended from first grade for not saying yes ma'am no ma'am to his teacher.

I was surprised because I didn't realize how serious they were about this.


Do your kids use their manners or is this just a southern thing?

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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FoodIsLife
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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yes and yes :-)

Sd does and it is mostly a southern thing.

nataliesmom2012
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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A law? That's crazy but it is respectful for children to refer to their elders as ma'am and sir. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and my parents always taught me that that was the respectful thing to do. I plan to teach my children the same.

xanayda
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

My kids say Yes/No Ma'am/Sir, but they do forget every now and then. It's crazy they suspended him for it. :(

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

My kids use their manners, using manners is not a southern thing. (wtf? did you mean for it to be phrased that way?)

We don;t consider that part of etiquette however and children call their teachers mrs/miss/mr. whatevername.

Kaelaasmom
by Katie on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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 My daughter uses her manner, but doesn't say ma'am or sir.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM
They don't say yes/no ma'am/sir to me and DH but do to every other adult.
bustybee
by Buzz Lightyear on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I think that that is a pretty cool law, and I am from northern Canada :)

TexanMomOf6
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

All people should have good manners. Yes sir/yes ma'am, thank you, please,..... all the polite and kind words are respectful and help communicate appreciation.  It makes people smile and recieve your requests in better humor. So many people demand respect but yet give none. I think you have to give it to get it.

I say all these to my children, grandchildren, friends and strangers. 

LuvsHopesDreams
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I get the point about instilling respect for teachers.  But to SUSPEND a first-grader for that??? Really????

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