Posts Tagged ‘thank you’

Giving thanks

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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As Prematurity Awareness Month draws to a close, we just want to take a moment to say how grateful we are for all of our volunteers. Without your tireless efforts we would not be the organization we are today, fighting to give every baby a healthy start in life.

Thank you for helping us spread awareness about the serious problems of premature birth. You are helping more babies be born full term and healthy. We thank you, and the babies thank you!

We at the March of Dimes wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

 

We’re thankful for you

Friday, November 28th, 2014

ESBldg_2014newsdeskHere at News Moms Need, we’re grateful for so many things this year–especially all of you. Thanks so much to all of you who helped us make this year’s Prematurity Awareness Month such a success. Many of you shared your stories with us and others so that everyone could have a better understanding of how premature birth affects us all. We’re very grateful for your energy and support.

To all of you and your families, our thanks and best wishes. And make sure to check out our Facebook page to see images of how World Prematurity Day was celebrated around the globe.

It’s never too early to start teaching good manners

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

OK, this isn’t a health issue and perhaps it doesn’t really belong here, but as a grandmother, it’s one of my pet peeves so I’m going to say something.

It bugs me  when I’m in a restaurant or at someone’s house and I hear a young child demand food by shouting “cookie!” or “milk” or “more” and the parents jump to supply the requested item.  While many parents do start teaching “please” and “thank you” fairly early on, there are plenty who do not.  Some excuse their child by saying, “he doesn’t really speak yet.”  True, many not-quite two year olds cannot articulate well, but they should be able to manage “peeze” and “tahtoo,” or some other reasonable facsimile. After all, they have managed to get “cookie” across to you.

There are times, say when I’m at the mall, when I see kids butt in line ahead of others, hog all the seats at the food court so there is no room for two senior citizens, drop or leave trash on the floor instead of putting it in the waste barrel…  It makes me think we as parents are failing to teach good manners.  I’d like to see more respect for others and for the environment.

It’s not hard.  Lead by example and start by teaching two simple things when they’re still pretty tiny – “please” and “thank you.”  You’ll be glad you did.