We started with our boys early with please and thank you. The grandparents have had a large role in fostering the please and thank you routine in our kids.It is rather cute to have a three year old lisp please and they can be a forceful in reminding you to say thank you, or bless you after a sneeze.
I will admit, they lack on the table manners somewhat, but we don't eat at a table all that often. It really is something we should work on. Our boys tend to make lots of meals finger food. That one reflects on us. Not that we eat with our fingers when we shouldn't, but that we really haven't enforced the rules. Kids do learn by imitation and constant
Manners come in other areas too. I think they go hand in hand with consideration. Being considerate will lead to good, or at least better, manners.
What is your take on manners?
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