"Thanks I loved it... or not…"

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A Spanish father gives a rather different advice to his kids than a Brazilian dad

The Experience

“I heard a Brazilian father explaining to his 5 years-old son how to thank someone who gifts you a present:

  • What do you say when you receive a gift?
  • Thank you.
  • We say, “Thank you, I loved it!”

For me, it felt strange to feel obligated to say we like a present! It seems to me that an honest thank you is enough…”

Cadeau donné avec une étiquette «Merci»
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Who's Telling the Story?

Dario is Spanish and he lives in Rio with his Brazilian wife and daughters.

Place : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date : 2018

What do You Think?

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How do you teach children to be polite? 

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