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The One Time Kids Should Not Say 'Thank You’

"She’s perfectly capable of using those two magic words, but when someone compliments the way she looks, I do not pressure her to thank them".


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This is too extreme thinking, almost adversarial. Saying thank you for a compliment to solely acknowledge the good intentions of the giver.... well, "it's the thought that counts". Unless it's a left-handed compliment, I don't think it's up to the receiver to openly mandate, especially with disdain, what they consider 'worthy' of a compliment.

Marlene I agree with you. It's good to be grateful, period.

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