Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2008, 01:08 PM   #41
ambersrose's Avatar
ambersrose
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Land of Enchantment
Posts: 2,075
My Mood:
Re: Manners... not expected?

My kids are not perfect, they say "please" "thank you" "excuse me" "no thank you" etc. MOST of the time but they only do it because I do it. I do not ask them to or correct them if they dont. Politeness to me is more than the words said, it is the way they are said that is the most important. If a child yells "excuse me!" if a person is in their way then they are being rude IMO. As long as my child speaks nicely to people I feel she is doing good.

Oh and I also hold open doors for EVERYONE. My general rule in life is to respect all life to the best of my ability.

Advertisement

__________________
Mother, Wife, lover of life.
ambersrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 01:09 PM   #42
kettle's Avatar
kettle
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mokpo, South Korea
Posts: 1,414
My Mood:
Re: Manners... not expected?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ambersrose View Post
My kids are not perfect, they say "please" "thank you" "excuse me" "no thank you" etc. MOST of the time but they only do it because I do it. I do not ask them to or correct them if they dont. Politeness to me is more than the words said, it is the way they are said that is the most important. If a child yells "excuse me!" if a person is in their way then they are being rude IMO. As long as my child speaks nicely to people I feel she is doing good.

Oh and I also hold open doors for EVERYONE. My general rule in life is to respect all life to the best of my ability.
Awesome.
__________________
Married to David the love muffin, humanist mother to Captain Tiny, 3/08, school teacher extraordinaire. "Teacher, can we give you the clap and cheer?"
kettle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 01:36 PM   #43
sourpatch_babe's Avatar
sourpatch_babe
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: fondling my coconut's nipples
Posts: 11,589
My Mood:
Re: Manners... not expected?

I believe that how a child acts reflects back on the parents. Most specifically on the mom because we are usually the ones that spend more time with the children. I would rather have people see my child saying please and thank you and thinking what a nice young man he is than seeing my child throw a tantrum and wondering what kind of discipline I'm teaching him.

Yes we believe in manners and will do everything we can to ensure that our children all behave in a way that other people will find them to be a pleasure to be around. Good manners show others that you care enough about them to make them feel confortable around you.
__________________
Dear Baby in my Belly, Please come out. Seriously. It's like a 100 degrees here, IN CANADA. Your dad has taken to calling me puffy. I get that you're a dude and the last thing you want to do is leave a place you're going to spend the rest of your life trying to get back into, but enough. Your room is really cool, come out and see it. Sincerely, Love Mummy
sourpatch_babe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.