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Should you thank your child for doing something they're expected to do anyway...

  1. Kappygirl profile image88
    Kappygirlposted 3 years ago

    Should you thank your child for doing something they're expected to do anyway...

    such as walking the dog or taking out the trash?

  2. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    Yes, it instills good manners.  My family always thanks me for dinner for example when I cook for them.  It makes me feel appreciated which in turn makes me more apt to continue to cook for them in the future smile.   I think saying "thank you" and "please" are simple ways to show respect and make people feel validated for their contributions.  Even when we do what is required of us anyway; it's nice to hear an expression of appreciation.  I regularly ask my boys to do things and say please - they do them without argument usually.  I also say thank you when they complete tasks - which may be a good part of the reason I don't get a lot of arguments.

    1. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this answer 100%!!

    2. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Me too!

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    Rad Manposted 3 years ago

    Of course. It's just good manners. If someone opens a door or holds a door I thank them. If I'd thank a stranger, why wouldn't I thank a child?

 
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