Learning Manners {The Ordinary Moments}

LP’s vocabulary is improving noticeably every day. Each day brings new words – numbers, colours, letters, animals. Each day the previous words get easier to understand and her pronunciation improves. Hearing her speak and construct sentences will always make me smile, seeing how much she is learning is a joy to be a part of.

One thing that we have tried to teach LP from the start is good manners. LP first learnt to say ‘ta’ at around a year old and would say it religiously whenever we gave her something or did something for her. This stopped for a few months as she was learning so much but she has started to say please and thank you without prompt.

I’ll ask LP at dinner if she’d like a pudding and she’ll say ‘Yes, plll-eeeebs’ and will say ‘Hab-Tooooo’ when we give her something. Her pronunciation still has some way to come but the sentiment is most definitely there and it’s great that at 26 months old the foundations of manners are there already. There are still a lot of things I’d like to teach her as far as manners are concerned but she’d still so young – plenty of time yet and one day at a time.

LP has a lot of fun, she’s happy and she says please and thank you.

There’s not much else I could ask for really!

Learning Manners {The Ordinary Moments}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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