1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:08 PM

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:13 PM

If she's reminded them of "what do you say? " countless times before then I say she's done the right thing.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:15 PM

My children are expected to say Thank you to anyone regardless of age that has helped them in any way. holding doors, accepting an ice cream cone. if they don't' they are reminded regularly. What they do when I am not around, I hope my example has taught them right, but one cannot be too sure.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:17 PM

I applaud u!

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:18 PM

I agree with how she handled it. Especially if she's constantly reminding her children to use their manners. I think parents should do things like that more often, children are used to getting what they want, when they want it and all it's doing it creating entitled brats.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:23 PM

As a flight attendant, I appreciate eye contact and polite manners from ALL ages. I rarely receive that respect or courtesy. Entitled doesn't begin to describe the bad behavior I regularly experience. Headphones, iPhones, iPads, tv monitors, you name it- I am often ignored. Until someone wants what they want, when they want it. I applaud, encourage, and respect your parenting. Because the adults behaving Badly in society are good bad examples for our children.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:29 PM

If only all parents reacted this way. kudos to you! mother of the year award from me.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:30 PM

Bravo Mama��� keep on them, they'll get it.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:31 PM

I correct my kids if they don't thank someone right away, but I haven't gone as far as taking things away, as they are still learning (ages, 5, 2 & 2) Go mama!

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:32 PM

I love that my adult son holds doors for people, says please and thank you, calls his food server by his/her first name (and if they aren't wearing a name tag, makes a point of finding out their name). It makes me proud to see this behavior. On the other hand, when he sees me getting flustered in every day situations, he tells me to "chill". Not a big fan of that, but he's usually right. You are ahead of the game by teaching kids early to be appreciative, kind and patient. (I'm still working on the patience part. lol).

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:37 PM

In the constant chaos that exists at DQ on Canfield could be a little extreme.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:45 PM

She stood there and watch each of her children take the ice cream from the girl without saying anything her teaching moment was then she could have handed the cone back to the girl and told each of her children when you say thank you then you get the cone The mom created way too much drama trying to teach her kids manners. her next lesson for her children should be how not to throw a tantrum in public

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:54 PM

We have no way of knowing what the history is behind this post, including how many times the children had been reminded to use their manners in all situations. I bet they'll remember the next time! I wish more parents would enforce common decency.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:56 PM

I would of done that too! Manners are something that has to be implemented constantly. and seen by parents just as empathy.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 2:59 PM

I would of forced a thank you . still at 5 they need reminders.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 3:00 PM

Good for her

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 3:05 PM

How about reminding her kids at that moment with "what do we say to the nice young lady? " If taught property, they'd know to respond with a polite "thank you. " If not, then take the cones away. By fuming and throwing the cones away, the mom wasn't much of an example in proper behavior either, in my opinion.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 3:19 PM

This is also a very old story, I think it was shared about two years ago. Not that it matters but I didn't want anyone thinking it happened at our Dairy Queen yesterday. Guessing all kids finished their ice cream yesterday, polite or not. �

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 3:44 PM

Love it. Kuddos to her.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 4:00 PM

A simple "say thank you to the lady" would've sufficed.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 4:45 PM

My daughter got her first bike today and she said thank you, and I told her to look at Grandpa in the eyes when you say thank you! I completely agree! I told her thank you only means something when u look them in the eyes and say it where they can hear you!

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 5:11 PM

Jaime Primak Sullivan is a public figure- very well known- who did this and posted this. the video blog of this story (told by her) is WAY more entertaining and I was literally clapping for her as I watched it � #parentingwin I'll see if I can find the link and I'll post here

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 5:13 PM
1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 5:50 PM

Now that's a good mom! It's easier to do nothing and not teach/discipline a child but it certainly isn't what's best for them.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 5:51 PM

Well hot damn. The dirty ridge gonna be in a tizzy.

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1 month ago on 05/11/2017 at 6:18 PM

I would have eaten their ice cream instead though

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