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Old 11-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #11
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We do Mr./Mrs./Ms. Last Name and I told the kids if anyone tells them to just call them by their first name, then they say Mr./Mrs./Ms. First Name. We have cousins our age so the kids call them Aunt and Uncle. There are a very few non-relatives that have asked the kids to call them Uncle or Grandma so we let them do that.

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #12
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A few Mr./Mrs. First name and the rest Uncle/Auntie. In Hawaii it is standard to refer to ANY
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A few Mr./Mrs. First name and the rest Uncle/Auntie. In Hawaii it is standard to refer to ANY
elder as Uncle/Auntie.
This is true for Indians as well.
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My kids address adults they know as Mr/Ms (First name).
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Mr/Miss First name for a few adults that are 'old fashioned' like that.

Other adults that aren't like that are first name basis. My BFF would probably think I'd lost my dang mind if I started making my kids call her Miss W...and her husband would never stop laughing if they called him Mr. C hahaha

I prefer to be called Renae. Miss Renae makes me feel old. Mrs. LastName makes me look around in fear that my grandmother-in-law is around...
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In deaf culture there is no mr mrs miss just the first name so that's what everyone goes by.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #17
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Re: How do your children call other adults?

First names. If First names aren't known, I teach by model/example because I will then say miss/ma'am/sir.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #18
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I would be offended on behalf of my daughter if any of my or DH's friends asked her to use honorifics with them. Who are they to demand respect in such a way that they are not prepared to offer in turn? In my book, Mr/Ms/Mrs are for strangers, and using them with people you know is a way of showing acceptance of hierarchies of respect. I find the implications of that extremely uncomfortable.

I cringe when children call me Miss or Ma'am, and I haven't worked out a way to frantically telegraph the parents to ask if it's ok if I tell them to call me by my name. I don't want to interfere with their own parenting choices.
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Usually first names unless it's school or other formal situation. A few of my close friends are referred to as Auntie or Uncle.

I have to admit I was thrown off the first time I was referred to as "Miss Mary" at a play date.
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I typically ask the adult how they want to be addressed. I wasn't raised using titles - I called adults by their first names. So first instinct is to teach my kids the same. But I have a friend who teachers her kids to use Mr/Ms first name so I have my kids call her Ms first name to return the respect. I'd just as soon have kids call me by my first name instead of using a title but I respect a parents wish to raise their kids as they see fit.
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