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Do you make your kids say sir and ma'am?

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 Do you make your kids say sir and ma'am when addressing adults?

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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PeachQuean
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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Nope. 

I think it's rude and uncalled for. JMO and I know most do not agree with me. But I teach my kids to call people by their first names and first names only. 

cholita1978
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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 Yes, or Mr./ Ms.  that's how I was raised and that's how I'm raising my daughter.  I still do it if someone is older than me, and I don't like for kids to call me by my first name, I do correct them, and if their parents don't agree don't have your kid talk to me then.

lanceandhailey
by Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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No

...and I would personally rather be called by my first name only.

alexsmomaubrys2
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Nope. Just isn't something that we force.
cemcnair
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM
This :) I like the other kids to call me Ms. Courtney.
It's a respectful way to address adults.
I still call any elder or professional "sir, ma'am, mr or ms"


Quoting cholita1978:

 Yes, or Mr./ Ms.  that's how I was raised and that's how I'm raising my daughter.  I still do it if someone is older than me, and I don't like for kids to call me by my first name, I do correct them, and if their parents don't agree don't have your kid talk to me then.

cemcnair
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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What could possibly be rude about using an honorific?!?

Quoting PeachQuean:

Nope. 

I think it's rude and uncalled for. JMO and I know most do not agree with me. But I teach my kids to call people by their first names and first names only. 

cemcnair
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Where are you from?

Quoting lanceandhailey:

No

...and I would personally rather be called by my first name only.

cemcnair
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Where are you from?

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2: Nope. Just isn't something that we force.
PeachQuean
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM

I just personally think its rude for people to expect children to address others like that. I never have and never will and never call me Ma'am I'd snapp.I have a name and I expect it to be used. 


Quoting cemcnair: What could possibly be rude about using an honorific?!?
Quoting PeachQuean:

Nope. 

I think it's rude and uncalled for. JMO and I know most do not agree with me. But I teach my kids to call people by their first names and first names only. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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I don't insist on it, but we encourage it for good manners.

I'm in the south where it is the norm.

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