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What are the magic words?

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BeanBabies Fri 03-Mar-17 21:46:45

I'm amazed that so many people say that there are only two magic words. Growing up I was taught four; hello, please, thank you, good bye.

I think greetings are important because it lets a child know they're a guest in someone's home and just be respectful, behaving accordingly.

How may magic words do you have and what are they?

BackforGood Sat 04-Mar-17 00:08:27

The only "magic word" I've ever heard people ask small children for, is 'Please'

I would did absolutely encourage my dc to speak politely to everyone, learn social skills etc., but I've never heard them called 'magic words'.

Ohyesiam Sat 04-Mar-17 00:18:41

One, abracadabra.

Bumply Sat 04-Mar-17 00:36:18

Reminds me of ds2 aged about 3
I asked "what's the magic word?" Expecting this to prompt him to say please.
His response?

Gillian1980 Sat 04-Mar-17 11:16:43

I only ever knew "please" as the magic word.

I was expected to have good manners and say the others you mentioned, but "the magic word" was please.

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