I agree wholeheartedly with this post!
I was born in the late 1960’s. Things were much different then. Children were not ruled by the latest technological devices, rather we were ruled by our parents. I can’t speak for my entire generation, as I am sure that there were those who would disagree with my opinion.
I know that the kids on my block were taught manners. Not fancy etiquette, nope just plain old manners. “Please” and “Thank You” were non-negotiable always to be used parts of “minding ones manners”.
I got spanked if I did not begin any request I made with the word “Please”.
I got a spanking if I received something from someone and did not respond with “Thank You”.
Back in those days (oh geez, I sound like my grandma) spanking was the punishment for most childhood “crimes” and after being spanked a few times, one did whatever one could to avoid the spanking.
“Please” and “Thank You” became…
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