Should you thank your child for doing something they're expected to do anyway...
such as walking the dog or taking out the trash?
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 . 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.
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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