Episode: ITL193: How to Boost Your Kids' Earning Potential Before They Reach Adulthood

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ITL193: How to Boost Your Kids' Earning Potential Before They Reach Adulthood

On this week’s episode, I answer a followup listener question on how Polly and I taught the boys to communicate to adults.


It was a very intentional process.

  • Polly and I wanted to raise a boy who would turn into a 15-year-old young man; we wanted people in passing to be blown away by his maturity.
  • Some people say “Yes, ma’am” and “Yes, sir” is just a regional thing, but don’t we know people in California who are from Georgia?
  • After years of thinking this through, the reason to go through the extra trouble of making children say “Yes, sir” is because everyone who looks at this kid will think he is mature and respectful.


The opportunities for well-mannered kids are endless.

  • There is a small percentage of people who think it’s disrespectful not to say, “Yes, sir.”
  • People who don’t think it’s necessary won’t be offended by it.
  • Why not make sure your children are showing respect to 100% of the people they talk to?
  • Remember, manners are money!


We started teaching them to talk this way as soon as they could speak.

  • When they would say, “No,” we would say, “No, sir?”
  • They may not have been able to say the “Sir” in the beginning, but they eventually picked it up after hearing it whenever they said “Yes” or “”


Tune in to the full episode to learn more secrets to teaching kids good manners, and hear Andy SING! (He lets you in on the height of a piggys ambition, from the day he is born…”)


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