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To help my kids remember to use please and thank you each time they ask for something, I pretend that I cannot hear them when they forget. Sometimes I remind them by saying that I can't hear them when they ask like that, and other times I simply don't respond. After a few tries, they always remember, and quickly fix the question. It has taken a little while, but I notice that I now rarely need to be hard of hearing.