Please and thank you are the magic words. It is very important for your child to learn from the beginning to be polite. A great way this can be learned is with YOU, the parent. Be polite at all times, especially when you are around your children. You can also help your child remember these words, among other polite words, by reminding them to say please when they ask for something and to say thank you once they've received it. Your child will quickly pick up on these words and understand that these are words that show respect.