I’m a big fan of manners. I think just even a little bit of good manners goes a long way. I’m especially a fan of “thank you”. It’s underused in society anymore and yet so powerful.
To that avail I’m a bit of a thank you hawk with Bean (and starting with Sprout).
Whenever she is given something or something is done for her I politely say, “Que se dice?” (what do you say?). Sometimes I get a nice thank you, sometimes I get a grumpy thank you, and sometimes I get a look and a fight and then a thank you. But, I always get the thank you. Like I said I’m a hawk about it.
Good news I’m having to say “Que se dice?” less and less. I think (hope) she’s getting it. It will serve her well.