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* 23 Children (p.1 of 2)

 

23.1 ��When you meet with a child

 

What's your name?�� Listen�� <�Hello, young lady. What�s your name?�>

How are you today?�� Listen�� <�Hello, young man. How are you today?�>

How old are you?�� Listen�� < � �I am five.�>

Do you go to school yet?�� Listen�� < � �No, I don�t.�>

How many years till you're in school?�� Listen�� < � �I will go to school in two years.�>

What grade are you in?�� Listen�� < � �I am in the second grade.�>

How do you like school?�� Listen�� < � �I hate it.�>

What's your favorite subject in school?�� Listen�� < � �My favorite subject is math.�>

Do you have brothers or sisters?�� Listen�� < � �I have both brothers and sisters.�>

How many brothers and sisters do you have?�� Listen�� < � �I have two brothers and two sisters.�>

Have you been a good boy?�� Listen�� < � �I think I have.�>

Are you being a good girl?�� Listen�� < � �Yes. Mommy says that I�m a good girl.�>

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23.2�� When a child grows quickly

 

You're growing so tall!�� Listen�� <�We have to buy you a new dress. You are growing so tall!�>

You're turning into a little gentleman!�� Listen�� <�Bobby, I haven�t seen you for a few years. How time flies! You are turning into a little gentleman!�>

You're turning into a little lady!�� Listen�� <�Betty, I saw you last time when you were in the kindergarten. Now, you are turning into a little lady.�>

You've gotten so big!�� Listen�� <�Look at you, young man. You�ve gotten so big!�>

What a big girl!�� Listen�� <�Wow, Judy! Is that you? What a big girl! How old are you now?�>

Oh, my! Haven't you grown!�� Listen�� <�Oh, my! Haven�t you grown! I wouldn�t recognize you if I met you in the street.�>

How time flies!�� Listen�� A �Time passes quickly, children grow fast.��� <�I remember Johnny as a little boy. Now he�s a young man.� � �Yes, he is. How time flies!�>

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23.3�� When you praise a little child

 

Good boy!�� Listen�� <�Billy, I�m glad you did what I asked. Now your toys are all in one box. Good boy!�>

Good girl!�� Listen�� <�Betsy, your room looks so tidy now. Good girl! >

You're a good little boy!�� Listen�� <�Thank you for helping your grandmother. You are a good little boy!�>

You're a good little girl!�� Listen�� <�Oh, my darling! Thank you for the flowers. They are making your grandmother feel better. You are a good little girl!�>

Big boy!�� Listen�� <�Wow, you can stand all by yourself now! Big boy!�>

What a big girl!�� Listen�� <�Sweetheart, you can walk all by yourself! What a big girl!�>

Mommy's proud of you.�� Listen�� <�Johnny, thank you for bringing me house slippers. Mommy is proud of you.�>

I'm so proud of you!�� Listen�� <�Your kindergarten teacher called me today to tell me how smart you are. I am so proud of you!�>

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23.4�� When you instruct a child about personal safety

 

Don't talk to strangers.�� Listen�� <�Patty, walk directly to the school. Stay on the sidewalk. Don�t talk to strangers.�>

Don't take candy from anybody you don't know.�� Listen�� <�Lucy, remember what mommy tells you. Don�t take candy from anybody you don�t know.�>

Don't open the door to strangers.�� Listen�� <�Andy, mommy will be back home in a couple of hours. Don�t open the door to strangers.�>

Never get into a car with a stranger.�� Listen�� <�Katie, you�re a smart, charming little girl, and everybody loves you. But, never get into a car with a stranger.�>

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23.5�� When you give a child a direct order

 

Do as I tell you.�� Listen�� <�Jerry, how many times do I need to tell you? Pick up your toys. Say good-bye to the other children. We are going home. Do as I tell you.�>

Do what I tell you.�� Listen�� <�Alice, tidy up your room. Do what I tell you.�>

Do as I say.�� Listen�� <�Kelly, wash your hands and face with soap. Do as I say.�>

Do as you're told.�� Listen�� <�Mary, get out of the swimming pool. Do as you are told.�>

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23.6�� When you warn a child in the kitchen

 

Don't eat candy, you'll spoil your dinner.�� Listen�� <�Sit down at the table, food is ready. Don�t eat candy, you�ll spoil your dinner.�>

Watch out, it's hot!�� Listen�� <�Here is your glass of milk. Watch out, it�s hot!�>

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23.7�� When you instruct a child to behave and use good manners

 

Be good.�� Listen�� A �Behave yourself.��� <�Well, Jimmy, I�m off. I�ll be back in an hour. Be good.� � �Yes, mommy. I will.�>

Be a good boy.�� Listen�� <�I�m going to work now. Read books. Don�t watch television, don�t play videogames. Be a good boy.�>

Be a good girl.�� Listen�� <�Do your homework, don�t romp. Be a good girl.�>

Behave.�� Listen�� A �Conduct yourself in a proper way.��� <�I�m leaving you for the day with grandmother. Behave. I�ll call you on the phone to check on you.�>

Behave yourself.�� Listen�� <�You are going to the kindergarten today. Don�t frolic too much. Don�t fight with other children over toys. Behave yourself.>

Remember your manners.�� Listen�� A �Don�t forget to comply with the norms of proper behavior.��� <�Mommy, I�m ready to go to the party.� � �Well, Johnny, have fun. And remember your manners.�>

Mind your manners.�� Listen�� A �Don�t forget to say appropriate polite words and behave.��� <�Betty, take a cookie. Mind your manners.� � �Yes, mommy, I remember to say thanks.�>

Act like a gentleman.�� Listen�� A �Behave maturely and show good manners.��� <�You are going to the party tonight. There will be many other children there. Act like a gentleman.�>

Act like a lady.�� Listen�� <�At the party, don�t run around, don�t cry, don�t eat too many sweets. Act like a lady.�>

Act your age.�� Listen�� A �Don�t behave like a little child.��� <�Billy, don't tease the dog. Act your age.�>

Always remember to say �please� and �thank you�.�� Listen�� < � �Yes, mommy. I�ll remember that.�>

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