outsider wrote:She is so well-mannered. My kids watched Spirited Away & Ponyo on a road trip recently, so I listened to those movies back-to-back.
Chihiro says "Yes, ma'am" probably a hundred times in that movie.
I'm trying to teach my kids manners. I've found they are quite rude, and are now at the age where they all immediately pick up a habit any one of them starts on. What irks me lately is strolling into a room and demanding, "I'm thirsty!" or "I'm hungry!"
I've taken to responding, every single time, with the joke my dad always used: "Hi thirsty. I'm daddy. Nice to meet you." This really frustrates the 5 year old. I refuse to drop it until she says "May I please have something to drink."
I used to think this was a corny joke, but have come to realize now it is an educational tool.