This page was designed to reinforce 

and teach civility and common courtesy. 

We would like to give children the added advantage of 

BETTER self-confidence to handle

whatever comes their way and to understand 

the importance of the core basics of respect,

dignity, safety, consideration, and honesty... 

the principles of basic manners.

Why are 



Rudeness and a lack of respect and courtesy is a serious 

national problem, and most people say it’s getting worse.

Rude and selfish behavior is increasing. There is far too 

much impatience and disrespect for one another, which 

could trigger insults, dishonesty, cheating, road rage, fist 

fights, and a rash of other unfortunate incidents.


Angry aggressive drivers are causing more accidents, and 

foul language is being used with no regard for the elderly 

or our youth. Customer service... we rarely get. Some 

store clerks ignore customers and treat them as if they  

are a bother to them.  

Without proper manners, our polite

society would soon disappear and we 

would see fewer civilized 

human beings.

Manners help us show respect and 

consideration toward others.

Having good manners means thinking about others before 

ourselves. Good manners is acting with kindness and 

showing appreciation. 

Having good manners is actually allowing

the Golden Rule of... doing unto others as we 

would have others do unto us.

As we keep the Golden Rule... we become more 

enlightened and empathetic.  

Gracious behavior, the kind that shows consideration and 

thoughtfulness towards others, is important. It is also a 

breath of fresh air for those who witness it.



Children first learn manners at home. 

Our children watch how we react to various situations. As 

parents we need to set examples and have good manners. 

If we are polite to them and consistent in following proper 

manners guidelines, they are much more likely 

to do the same.

The reason many young people today do not know much 

about manners is because they never learned it at home.

Some parents no longer go out of their way to teach 

children and teenagers proper manners or how to be polite 

and kind... at home or in public.

Being nice at home sets the stage for BETTER behavior.

Manners still reflect on a child's family 

and what their parents and teachers taught them.

If children grow up with manners and decency ingrained

 in them, they will find it easier to move through life 

as the kind of person others find to be pleasant.


People respond positively to those who are nice to them

and who treat them with respect.  

Common courtesies are the endless

little gestures we make almost 

unconsciously... as we move 

through our day.

Manners are polite behaviors that reflect 

an attitude of consideration, kindness 

and respect for others.

A person with good manners considers others and

recognizes they are not the only ones who matter. 

Good manners is a process closely tied to


a child's development. 

As parents instruct and become the shining example,

their children will establish a basic understanding of how

they should interact with people and behave 

in a variety of situations.



People respond positively

 to those who are nice 

to them and who treat them 

with respect.  

Good manners guides us 

in how to do this.

What does it

mean to have 



 The Golden Rule simply states... 

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

The beauty of the Golden Rule is that it's simple yet 

profound. Only a powerful yet flexible principle such as

 the Golden Rule can serve as a moral steppingstone. It is 

the basis for respectful behavior and good manners. 

Rudeness is rooted in selfishness. Manners are meant to 

reduce the friction of human interaction; discourtesy

 reveals a lack of consideration for others. The ill-

mannered person is communicating that 

“It’s all about me.” 

Love, by contrast, cannot be selfish, for the simple reason

that love is concerned for the other person’s well-being.

 Therefore, love is mannerly.

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