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    Default Which manners are most important to teach your children?

    Oh manners are so important! Please and thank you, excuse/pardon me when burping/farting, excuse me, sharing, taking turns and not pushing in.

    We're still working on excuse me. DD thinks that as soon as she says excuse me I should interrupt my conversation and immediately pay her attention. She continues to repeat herself until she's almost yelling EXCUSE ME MUMMY. We're nearly there

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    We don't do 'please' or 'thank you' in our house.

    Manners:
    a polite tone
    inside voices
    cleaning up after yourself
    looking after the oldies
    being engaged in conversations/activities (so not on your phone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    We don't do 'please' or 'thank you' in our house.

    Manners:
    a polite tone
    inside voices
    cleaning up after yourself
    looking after the oldies
    being engaged in conversations/activities (so not on your phone)
    Just out of curiosity may I ask why you don't use please and thank you in your house? Each to their own just interested in your thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1CrazyMoose View Post
    Just out of curiosity may I ask why you don't use please and thank you in your house? Each to their own just interested in your thoughts
    I too am curious.

    Please and Thank you are very important to me. I find it rude when people don't say it, but I was always brought up to say it, but everyone is different and that's fine, I'm just curious too

    Granddad had a card game we would play called please and thank you that would teach us to remember to say it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1CrazyMoose View Post
    Just out of curiosity may I ask why you don't use please and thank you in your house? Each to their own just interested in your thoughts
    We don't find them necessary, I use them occasionally as a social habit from others using them, but it's not something we will expect from our kids in terms of manners.

    I believe the tone used and other forms of gratitude are more significant than the words.

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    Also curious hey

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    Default Which manners are most important to teach your children?

    Not leaving the table until diner is over or you are excused
    Fill other ppl plates and drinks before helping yourselves
    Don't interrupt others conversations

    :-)

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    Default Which manners are most important to teach your children?

    We are huge on manners in our home and out and about.

    - table manners (correct setting of table, use of cutlery, moth closed whilst eating, dinner conversation, etc etc)
    - level of voices (inside, outside, restaurant voices etc)
    - please, thank you etc
    - respect for each other and belongings
    - cleaning up after ones self
    - ask to be excused from the table, clean up your dinner plates etc
    - grandparents, aunts etc called grandma .... Not just by name
    - mrs ...... Not just first name unless told otherwise
    - say excuse me, never but in.
    - not to barge or push through people
    - waiting turns etc
    - sharing
    - no arguing (yes for discussing but not arguing with myself or dh)
    - no lying
    - no swearing

    These are just a few. Lol

    So many rules on manners and etiquette in this house hold. Our children are 4 (soon 5) and 2.5 and its heavily enforced. They are great children and are often praised for their behaviour and manners by strangers. They are very much children and are very out going, playful etc however they understand the deal in this house and I don't often need to remind them.

    I grew up with these rules and I believe they have only given me a positive outcome in life and for that I'm great ful and happy to pass on to my own. Dh is the same. I actually was given a thick book on true etiquette for my 13th birthday, I often read it. It was truly fantastic.

    I find manners are a huge part to becoming a gentleman or graceful woman. Happy to be called old school, in many ways I would say that's how we are.
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    Default Which manners are most important to teach your children?

    Please, thank you, your welcome, sorry and saying hello/goodbye when seeing people plus I hate it when kids yell out "what" when your asking them a question , my nieces do it and I am constantly saying don't say what say pardon so 2 year old DS literally goes around telling everyone "you don't say what you say pardon"

    Plus we are in the process of learning to ask if you may leave the table when you have had enough to eat, and take your plates to the sink

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    We also don't have a ban on cuss words, I've been over that in here before though.

    Same reason, it's not what you say, but how you say it... we don't allow aggressive talk in our home.


 

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