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Re: Courtesy Titles: Important or Overblown?

I think courtesy is important. Living in the south, I have raised my children to call adults by Mr, Mrs, or Miss so an so. The main southern difference is in dealing with  close family friends rather than making them honorary aunts or uncles, my children could address the adult by their first name as long as it was still Ms. Cindy or Mr. John.

I just feel that keeping the title with the first name still shows respect and that there's a line between adult and child. This is actually pretty common in the south.



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