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Manners are really important to us. . . I honestly feel like my 2 year old has better manners then a lot of adults I interact with, and it's sad. We've been teaching her manners for some time now - Starting with learning how to sign "please" and "thank you". . . We always had her say please before she got anything, and for a while she would just sign it but now she says it. She's also at the point where if she wants something, she'll say please on her own. But sometimes she doesn't and we have to remind her with a "What do you say?" or a "Where are your manners?" Now we're working on her with saying thank you. Most of the time, we have to remind/tell her to say it - But she almost always will. I also try to get her to say it when we're out and about to strangers when it's called for - Like when we left the vet yesterday, or when we pay for groceries, ect. . . She can be shy, so she won't always say it but I do get it out of her occasionally. She also knows "excuse me" when she wants to get by me, and mostly uses it on her own but needs reminding sometimes on that as well. We're also teaching her to say "excuse me" after she burps or toots. . . That is, after she proudly announces "I toot mom!!" lol. "Oh you tooted? Say excuse me." And she responds with "Excuse me meme", lol.
He says please and thank you pretty easily. I have to remind him occassionally, but it's not too bad. Not really related to manners, but Kaedence won't let anyone eat until we say grace. It's very sweet. He yells as we say the words and then ends with a big "AMEN!!!!!"
Manners are very important to me - more than they are to Greg. Zach says please and thank you on his own most of the time, but needs reminding sometimes. My next task for him is asking to be excused from the table. Right now he just yells, "Done!" which is nice and all to know that he's finished but we can do better!
I also always call other adults "Ms. Jen" or "Mr. Eric" and will have the kids refer to adults this way. I feel like it's a good compromise - growing up I had to call people "Mr. Smith" whereas Greg called them by their first name.
Does s/he use any manners on their own? she will say please ("cheese") and thank you she said a few times this weekend but neither are too regular yet. We constantly repeat to Gabby and Lainey about please and thank you those are biggies with us!
I grew up in the South where it's always yes ma'am, no sir, please, thank you, etc or you would have been smacked upside the head.
Lauren does really well with her manners for the most part. She almost always says please and if you give her something she says thank you. If she ask for something and you tell her know then she'll ask for it again but then throw all the manner words in there like. She'll say Cooke please, thank you, you're welcome.