My child just turned 4. For the past 6 months we have prompted manners EVERY SINGLE TIME. We have never let it slip, always reminding, modeling.
Today I had another talk to child about beautiful manners and we practiced asking for things using manners.
30 mins later child comes up to me and says 'mummy give me a drink'. I just wanted to bang my head on the table, I am at a loss.
How many years does it take to teach a child manners?
I"d say my child uses manners 40% of the time at home. I'm not sure about child care.