But good manners are not a matter of geography. There are as many polite children in Caribou, Maine, Wichita, Kansas and Tacoma, Washington as there are in Natchez, Mississippi. They don't learn politeness from a postmark. They learn from a parent.
But not nearly enough seem to be learning anymore. Common courtesy, unfortunately, has become an uncommon virtue. You'll know you've done a good job of teaching when your child says: "Thank your for teaching me to say 'Thank you.'"
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