When our students say, “Yes, sir/miss!” when they speak to us, it is not about us. It is a chance for them to tell the world, through their pattern of speech, that they are respectable people.
When we give respect we become worthy of that same respect.
So next time one of my 9 year old kids calls you miss, remember it isn’t because you are “old” but because they are working on earning the same courtesy from you. Be sure to return the favor 😊