Anatomy of a Thank-You note

Why, you ask, should your children learn to write thank-yous?(Uh, because they are not wild animals?) Correctly written, a note imparts true gratitude to the giver. While a verbal “thank you” is also appropriate, having them put their thoughts into writing memorializes the giver’s thoughtfulness, time, expense, and effort in a way that is not achieved with a verbal acknowledgement.

The skill of writing the thank-you note is not only for gifts. Your college-bound child will probably eventually request items like letters of reference from teachers, counselors, or community members. A written thank-you will be in order. After a college interview, they should send a thank-you note. A good thank-you note also impresses after a job interview. There are numerous occasions when your child should have this ability.

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