Please and thank-you's are important for teaching our kids - and even more when modeled by us. And at the age of three, four, five, it's a lot about balancing "I want" with "please may I have" and learning about gratitude.
There are some great books that I totally recommend which focus on family love and attachment with others. Imagine if all the kids in your child's class got to read over and over a handful of books about unconditional love, standing up for others, and believing in yourself. What an impact that would have on peer relationships, on community involvement and committing to a joyful, adventurous life. Give your child this chance, read these books!
Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You Nancy Tillman
The Invisible String Patrice Karst
One Kathryn Otoshi
Zero Kathryn Otoshi