How early is it to teach your children manners? I was accused by a friend of being extra with teaching my kids to say please and thank you. His argument was they have enough time to learn it.
I started out teaching them thankyou around 9 months and when they started asking for stuff, I would say please. They are 19 months and are well versed in their thank you, please, sorry and stop crying (more like “stop craweeeng”).
For me it is very important that my children have manners and are able to have empathy when the situation demands it. I am not worried about them learning their abcs or 123s per say- there is enough time to learn those. I want my children to understand sharing, love, compassion, empathy and gratitude.
My children have started noticing things such as when others hit their legs and stuff- they go over, say sorry or sorry and stop crying😂. They tell each other also to stop crying. They say thank you about 75% of the time when someone gives them anything- including their meals and please whenever they want something.
I also make sure they tell their nannies thank you when they help eash their hands and change diapers etc.
So sorry, do you think I am extra? Or am I raising children that may be over emotional someday?
We have started work on good morning and others butits easier for them to say Hi