Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hello and Goodbye!

One of the things my grandparents, then parents, then siblings, then children, are famous for are our "hellos" and "goodbyes".  I have many cherished moments of long heartwarming hellos, and endearing goodbyes -- sometimes with all our family in the middle of the block hugging and saying a final few words to everyone! 

It amazes me how many people haven't learned the simple courtesy of saying hello to people when they come in the door, or saying goodbye when they leave!   

Challenge:  Start by teaching your children very early that when they go to someone's home, they should say hello, and when they leave, they should say goodbye, and thanks for having them!   The respect shown will be appreciated by others, as well as by your children as they get older!

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