Saturday, January 18, 2014

Manners for Children

Here are twenty-five rules of etiquette they should know by age nine:
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. (Read more.)

1 comment:

Christina said...

I love these manners and some of them made me smile. I think that quite often some older people need to be reminded of them, too. I have seen some older people being very discourteous to children, too :-)