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Please and Thank-You!

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It really shouldn’t be that hard.

Teaching a child to say “please” and “thank you”.

But evidently it is a bit difficult for some parents. Or they were not taught to do it themselves. Well, it is time to pick up that teaching practice again…….

The last ten years I was in a classroom I would give my students something, or help them with an issue. Most of the time I had to say “what do you say?” to prompt the “thank you”.

Anytime a student would respond voluntarily with a “please” or “thank you” I would compliment them with “what nice manners you have” and they would make sure and say it again to receive my praise.

How sad is that?

Children love to receive acceptance and praise from adults. Many times they will do whatever it takes to get attention…good or bad. So I say let’s make it good and teach them manners.


In fact, at the risk of sounding like a very old woman…some adults need a course as well! I have written about the “respect” issue, and this comes right back to that very issue.

Often around ill mannered adults I find myself being a little bit “over the top” when using manners…hoping to drop somewhat of a hint. It lands on deaf ears.

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

But we owe our children this….to teach them manners. It should not be left to the teachers in their lives…although teachers now seem to have to teach many of the things parents need to be teaching.

But that is another blog post. And don’t even get me started on thank you notes!

Say %22Thank You%22

I will get off my soapbox now. GULP.

And hear me say that I am not talking about all parents of course.

But PLEASE teach your children and little ones manners…and any adults you might come across….


~Be Blessed


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,


*NIV Bible

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 59 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 43 years, married 40 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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