How many times as kids were you reminded to say those words?
How often do you remind your children to say those words?
Are manners a thing if the past?
I recall growing up being asked “What’s the magic word?” when I wanted something or being nudged when I was given something and forgot those two little words.
As a parent I try hard to teach please and thank you to my family, but lately I am told that I take it to the extreme. Is there really am extreme when using manners?
I don’t think so.
Teaching manners at a young age sets individuals up to be polite when interviewing for that first job or meeting with college recruiters. Manners are a necessity when working with others in school and the workplace.
For me using please and thank you at home within the family instills how important it is to use those same words outside the four walls of the home.
Manners show respect, kindness and appreciation. There is never enough times you can say please when asking for something or thank you when receiving something, even as simple as dinner or having your lunch made for you.
Something to think about as you pass through each day. Are you grateful for those around you and what they do for you? Do you feel better when someone shows you appreciation for what you have done?
Take some time today and mind your manners and show those around how to use their manners too!