Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mostly-trained child

We're trying to teach politeness to our daughter from a pretty early age: easier than trying to overlay it when she's a teenager.

She doesn't always remember to say ''please'' or ''thank you''. But when she forgets, if I put two fingers behind my ear and arch my eyebrow quizzically, she'll add the appropriate phrase.



At November 11, 2007 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right. Next thing you know, you'll be installing a machine that drops food pellets when she gets her homework problems correct. Be careful or the Society of Sociologists will revoke your membership.

At November 14, 2007 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know those clickers they use to train animals? I do the same thing with my 3rd graders. . . with the occasional food reinforcer.


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