Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Does Anyone Teach Their Kids To Say Please and Thank You Any More?

I help out at our school in the cafeteria occasionally.  I have done it for about ten years or so.  Anyways, I help serve the lunch to the kids.  I've noticed that most kids do not say thank you when you hand them their tray of food.  There was one girl that did say thank you today out of about 40 kids.   I did notice that many of the kids are quite demanding.  We had spaghetti, corn and bread sticks today.  Some of the kids were saying "give me that one" or "give me a big one" as they were pointing to a bread stick.  One day one of the kids said "hurry up, I'm hungry".  These are kindergarten, first and second graders.  I really don't think a lot of kids are taught manners today.  Little kids grow up to be adults and then it's too late for most to change.  What do you think?


  1. As a teacher and a mom we ALWAYS say please, thank you and excuse me - no, ifs and or buts. We still need to instill these "old fashioned" ways in the kids today- I mean, we grew up just fine now didn't we? :)

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  3. I have been trying to teach my children please and thank you. It is not always a successful venture this parenting. Some of my children remember and some of them have to be reminded every.single.time. Gets frustrating :). I have twins that are almost three years old. They wear me out! I stopped by from Mom Bloggers CLub and followed you on networked blogs and liked your facebook page. I would love it if you would also stop by my blog. Amy B

  4. Isn't it sad how kids these days seem to lack manners?

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