25 Manners to Help Teach Your Kids

Since I am in the middle of starting a family and raising children things like this always interest me. I thought I would share this to help those out in the same situation. These are all great ideas!


Manner #1

When asking for something, say "Please."
 

Manner #2

When receiving something, say "Thank you."
 

Manner #3

Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking
 

Manner #4

If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation
 

Manner #5

When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.
 

Manner #6

The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.
 

Manner #7

Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome.
 

Manner #8

When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
 

Manner #9

When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.
 

Manner #10

Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering.
 

Manner #11

When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
 

Manner #12

Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.
 

Manner #13

Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.
 

Manner #14

Don't call people mean names.
 

Manner #15

Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.
 

Manner #16

Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.
 

Manner #17

If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me."
 

Manner #18

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public.
 

Manner #19

As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
 

Manner #20

If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new.
 

Manner #21

When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.
 

Manner #22

When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!
 

Manner #23

Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.
 

Manner #24

Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.
 

Manner #25

Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.

 

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Article found at Parents.com

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