This post originally appeared at my parenting blog The Gift of Good Manners. I will be cross posting some of my favorite content from that blog here at the Etiquette Daily periodically. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them.
“Say, ‘Thank you!’”
“Don’t forget to write a thank you note.”
“Did you say, ‘Thank you’?”
Parents sometimes think they’re all alone out there reminding their kids day after day to say, “Thank you.” I want you all to know that you are not alone. All over the world parents have to remind their kids to say, “Thank you.” In Spain they say “Muchas Gracias,” in France it’s, “Merci,” and in China it’s “Xie xie.” No matter what the language, it’s still magic. Saying thanks lets someone know you appreciate what they did or gave. Without that thanks people feel bad; with it they feel glad. Now that’s magic! Please let us know if you have another way to say thanks. Thanks!