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.
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
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
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.
BEGINS 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
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.