Normally, we expect our children to say please and thank you etc but don’t practice them ourselves. We badger them with good manners but are not fans of it ourselves.
However children laern through imitation, so how can we expect a please and thank you if we don’t say them ourselves? I resolved that rather than requesting my son to say them upon my own prompt, to say them myself whenever appropiate and so he will start imitating me himself of his own steam as it should be.
What about you, what are you teaching your child through imitation? is it good or bad?