Good manners for kids: Get them to say PLEASE and be POLITE
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Good manners for kids: Get them to say PLEASE and be POLITE

Raise a polite child who has more friends and is better liked by teachers. Step by step skills to improve their success.
4.4 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,924 students enrolled
Created by Robin Booth
Last updated 5/2017
Price: $40
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover what successful parents do that you can copy.
  • Know the risks and pitfalls to avoid while asking for Politeness!
  • You will be able to get your child to say PLEASE and be polite without threats or punishment.
  • You will realise that just one word you say can make everything work, or just fall apart. Yep… just one word and I will show you what that is.
  • Find fun ways to get your family on board instead of this being just another chore for everyone.
  • Learn what you should never say when you are trying to get them to say PLEASE.
  • You will learn how to deal with various responses from your child that will enable you to get them back on track.
  • Understand what you are doing that makes your child stubborn and resist you teaching them about being polite!
  • Learn the simple sentences that allow you to correct your child’s impoliteness without making them feel bad or resent you
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  • No previous knowledge or expertise required.
  • No equipment is needed.

[updated November 2015 with new skills] Have you ever wished for that secret formula for getting your children to say please and be polite? You probably don't believe there is one!

Watch the PROMO video to see parents share their success stories, don't just take my word for it!

How do some parents just seem to do things right and have amazingly polite children?

How do you get your children to say please and be polite in such a way that demonstrates YOU being polite and respectful while teaching them?

Or do you end up resorting to threats, bribes and frustrated 'angry-eyes'?

And now those secrets and that step by step plan is revealed in this one easy to follow course!

This course was filmed live while I taught other parents these skills. You will see that I haven't just 'Googled' someone else's theory, scripted it carefully and read it on a teleprompter.... when it's live you get to see it as it is. And most importantly, you will see whether I really know what I am talking about .... or not..

I will share with you how to accelerate their learning, how to handle some for the curve balls your children may throw back at you, and take you on a journey in understanding the science behind why this works so well.

If you want to respectfully get your child to say PLEASE and be POLITE, then you need to add these emotionally intelligent skills to your skill set.

Simply watch and listen to the secrets that have transformed ordinary parents into empowered mom's and dad's who are getting great POLITE results every day!

No shortcuts, no 'wishy washy' unproven skills, no nonsense.

Just simple, proven and incredibly effective steps to everyone feeling respected and empowered.

As a school principal I trained all my teachers in these skills and our school was known in South Africa for the respectful and polite children!


Give yourself a special treat and find out what EVERY parent out there wants to know!

Every moment you delay just reinforces your children's impolite habits and makes them more difficult to change later on.

Imagine how much more successful your children will be in being respectful and polite?

All future updates to this course are free - you are "locked-in" at the current low price of $89 - but you will never pay more if you enrol today at the introductory price.

And there's a 30 day absolutely no questions asked full money back guarantee - if you don't get a breakthrough or don't find value, then I didn't do my job in supporting you right! This is my personal promise to you and your children! You really cannot lose!

In fact I am so confident in what I teach that within the first 20 minutes you will learn the sentence and skill that will make you wish you had done this course years ago!

Who is the target audience?
  • Any parent, teacher, grandparent, aupair - anyone who works with or spends time with children.
  • If you are still struggling to get your child to say PLEASE all of the time, then do this course now!
  • It can be used for any child older than 1 years of age, including teens.
Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Introduction to your workshop on saying PLEASE and being Polite!
4 Lectures 13:54

Welcome to the course on how to get your child to say PLEASE and be POLITE:

In this lesson:

  1. I will prove to you there are no wishy-washy skills here. You will hear from other parents who got amazing results!
  2. I will show how to get the most out of the content we will be covering
  3. You don't have to be a parenting expert - anyone can learn these skills
  4. I will give you a bit of background about myself and how I have spent the last 15 years as a school principal and parenting coach.
  5. At the end of the course you will have the step by step process to get your children to say PLEASE and be polite.
  6. You will also know how to get your partner to support you, and even how to support your children be polite even thought they may be fighting with each other.
  7. And contact me when you wish to ask a question, or share your story. You are not alone!

So just sit back and relax as you learn the skills that will support you in being an empowered parent!

Preview 05:59

The degree to you being able to support your child in being polite will be directly proportional to your awareness of when your children are polite or not. This skill set will only work to the degree you are aware of when you children are NOT polite.

Many parents think they are aware but actually only hear about 50% of the times their children are being impolite. In this lecture I will also explain ways to increase your awareness to accelerate this process.

Preview 02:39

Here we explore those traditional methods our parents used on us, and the ones we are probably using on our children now.

Do you shout? Bribe? Accuse them for not remembering?

Do you not give them what they are wanting because they didn't say please?

To change something that doesn't work well, we first need to know what we are wanting to change. This lecture is about creating that awareness.

Preview 04:05

As you progress through this course, please feel free to ask any questions and I will be happy to answer them. You can do this within the course, or via the personal messaging system.

And many parents and teachers often ask the same kinds of questions,
so I created a ‘free resource course’ where I answer many of the great
questions from all my other courses put together.

This free resource on “The top 20 questions and answers to become a better parents covers these kinds of questions:

  • Know how to stop your child's whining and sulking behaviour
  • Use alternatives to yelling and shouting, keeping your child's dignity in tact
  • Put in place effective boundaries with the 3 D's to intelligent boundaries
  • ·Understand why some children listen to you, but don't do what you ask
  • ·Know how to apply the developmental stages of child development
  • Learn why 'TIME-OUT' chairs do more damage than good
  • Deal with your child's school separation anxiety

  I am sure you will find insights, skills and possible breakthroughs by browsing through this new course. As I get new questions from you, I keep adding new lessons. Look for the course title and link in the last lesson in this course and enroll to see if it answers your question.

Your questions answered
Learning the skills to get your children to say PLEASE and be polite.
10 Lectures 49:07

The magic is in this one simple sentence.

  1. It's a quick and direct response. No accusations, no condescending intentions, no lecture and no morals.
  2. We are modelling exactly what we are wanting from our children. We are being polite in asking for what we need, and we are combining our 'request' with the word 'please'.
  3. We are not making our child feel guilty or wrong for having forgotten to be polite.
  4. We are stating what we need, simply and exactly to the point.
The magic sentence of requesting politeness - the science behind why it works.

Here is the course manual of the skills and what we cover.

Here is your course Manual
10 pages

If you want to ask a question or join in the discussion from the group, then this quick video clip shows you how to do that.

This course is interactive in that you can:

  1. ask questions
  2. start a discussion relating to the topic within the course that interests you
  3. reply to any of the questions or discussions already posted.
  4. message me personally with your questions or insights.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Join in now!

Join in the discussion or ask a question

In this lecture you will watch other parents role play this skill. Here we will notice that a small change in the wording can have big impacts on our children's willingness to be polite.

Learn from the mistakes other parents make so you can get it right the first time around.

Even though they only have one sentence to remember, the unconscious thinking keeps adding new words!

Why we role play and what's in this for you?

Some parents offer other suggestions that they think may work. But in this lecture you will explore the subtle impacts these changes in wording have.

A parent also starts a conversation about how to adapt this skill for her child who is only now learning to talk. We also cover how to make this work for a toddler, and how you can adapt it to any age of child.

Preview 07:16

This lecture covers another example of a child who is not yet talking, and how the parent adapted it for him.

We explore the real underlying essence of what it means to be polite, and how PLEASE and THANK-YOU are just reflections of an overriding need to be respectful.

My child is still so young and can’t talk yet…. does this work for them?

In this lesson we explore the wording for getting our children to say THANKYOU.

Most parents share that if they just get their children to focus on saying "please", then the "thank-you" seems to also fall into place.

How to get them to say THANKYOU!

It is incredibly important to get our children to be polite the first time around. But many parents are unknowingly reinforcing the splitting of the request from the word please.

The sentence, “Please ask me that again politely, and share what it is that you are needing” is the cure for that.

The specific wording to get them to say PLEASE in one sentence

Is this course of value to you?

When I buy a UDEMY course, I look to see if other people have found value in the course.

I want some form of social proofing that gives me a sense of confidence in the instructor and content of the course.

So if you are finding value in this course, then there may be other parents out there who are looking for something like this, and will be wanting to know if it will be useful to them as well!

So this lesson is about seeing how YOU can impact another parent and child out there by you leaving a review on this course for the public to see!

You WILL make a difference!

How to let me know if you are enjoying the course, or if you need more...?

The tone of voice is just another part of the request for something. It can demonstrate the intent to be polite or not.

For some parents, they can feel their child is being polite by the tone of voice, even though their child may not be saying “Please”, but in this lecture we consider the fact that other people out there may not be sensitive to the tone and it is best for your child to still learn the social norms in being polite.

Does the tone of voice make a difference?

The following quiz relates to the section you have covered on leanring the skills for saying PLEASE.

Time to check your understanding of these POLITE skills
5 questions
Accelerate their learning so they can never forget it!
6 Lectures 42:01

You can also accelerate your child in learning their “please” in a fun and non confrontational game.

The Minute-to-Win-it game brings in a little creative tension to get your child to remember to be polite.

In the lecture I also cover the things to avoid when playing the game.

How to accelerate your child's learning to be polite: The minute to win it game.

Watch the parents give the Minute-to-Win-it game a go, and see how to handle the curve balls your children may throw back at you.

Being prepared with answers to possible curve-balls will enable you to turn around a possible conflict situation into a great learning opportunity.

Learn from their mistakes in the role play of the Minute to Win-it game.

Sometimes certain strategies may not work with every child all teh time. So this lecture covers some possible situations where your child may say, “But I don’t want to play the game!”.

So here are the skills on how to acknowledge, absorb and redirect.

What if they resist playing the Minute to Win-it game?

Having just one tool in a tool box is limiting. It is best practise to have some other alternative plans and tools to use if the need arises.

In this lecture we will explore some other ways you can get your children to remember their politeness without your reminder coming across as accusational.

More ways to get them to remember without accusing them.

1 in 4 divorces are said to be caused by conflicting parent styles.

Getting your spouse or partner to be on the same page as you can be critical to your relationship.

In this lecture I show you how to get your partner on board, even if they have a different belief system to you.

The clever wording is non-confrontational and important to avoid increased conflict with your spouse.

How to get your partner to be on the same page as you.

Watching your children fight and be impolite with each other can also be a stressor for parents.

In this lecture I will show you how you can tactfully and intelligently intervene and remind your children about being polite, even when they are fighting or really angry with each other.

How to support siblings in being polite to each other when angry

These questions relate to the section on how to get our children to say PLEASE and be polite as quickly as possible.

Test yourself on how to accelerate your child's remembering to say PLEASE.
7 questions
How to make this part of your everyday routine!
4 Lectures 12:45
Advice from other parents on how best to learn this skill.

This lecture covers all the essential details about the skills on how to get your child to say PLEASE and be polite.

This lecture is a great one to review in about a months time when some of these skills may not be on the top of your mind any longer.

To be on top of the skills requires time and consistency. Reviewing this specific lecture will increase the integration of these skills into YOUR daily living so they can be transferred to your children’s daily living.

Summary of the polite skills

A final wrap up of the course, and an invitation to keep learning skills that will empower you to be the best parent you can be.

You may not know the answer to a problem you have now, but KNOW that there is a solution out there.

YOU are not ALONE!

Be part of our global family and community!

Conclusion and my wish for you

This last quiz is to support you in wrapping up your learning of the POLITE skills.

The last quiz to check you if you got it!
5 questions

Join our global community of Parents, Grandparents and all people who work with young children.

Want more? Here are discounted links to more skills and your hapiness & SUCCESS!
About the Instructor
Robin Booth
4.5 Average rating
249 Reviews
10,859 Students
10 Courses
International Parenting Expert, Coach and School Principal

Robin Booth is an international expert in providing emotionally intelligent solutions to everyday parenting challenges. Over the last 15 years he has supported hundreds and thousands of teachers and parents from around the world create breakthroughs in getting their children to cooperate with them.

Internationally he is mostly known for founding the Synergy Schooling Approach. This approach demonstrates how easily personal and academic excellence can be achieved when a teacher uses skills in boosting self esteem and developing the child's internal motivation for success .

Upon experiencing the amazing changes in their children (the children being happier, more cooperative and more confident), these parents asked Robin to share with them these same skills. And now he wants to share these with you!

Robin has an incredibly unique and respectful way of understanding and unlocking the challenges parents face every day. This means you will not have come across many of these skills before.

Due to this success, Robin is often asked to travel to speak at conferences, be interviewed on TV and Radio and run workshops for parents and teachers. He has published books and many other parenting resources.

For the last 8 years, many schools in South Africa include Robin's workshops with FULL attendance by ALL their parents and teachers as they have proven so successful in building self esteem and getting cooperation.

He lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with his family.