POLITE BIRTHDAY CHILD  Birthday parties are a great time to teach your child appreciation and great social skills.  Discuss with your child prior to the party and remind the day of to make sure to thank the guest for coming and if gifts were brought, thank them for the gifts as well.  A few days after the party, dependant on child’s age, sit with them and help them fill out thank you card to the guest for coming and gifts.  This can even be done on your computer.