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 



Manners 




Important?


Rudeness and a lack of respect and politeness is a serious 


human behavioral problem, and a growing problem in 


our society. Many say rude and uncivilized behavior is


getting worse. 



Far too many people have disrespect for one another, 


which could trigger insults, dishonesty, cheating, 


fights and a rash of other unfortunate incidents.


           

Foul language is being used with no regard for the elderly 


or our youth. In fact, it is not uncommon for a child or 


teen to be contemptuous towards an elder.



We go into the stores... all but to get to a customer service 


representative who is consciously or unconsciously rude 


and unhelpful to customers.

 


Some parents are allowing their children to witness their 


response to traffic issues. They become angry, aggressive, 


and sometimes dangerous drivers. A lot of the anger is 


triggered by impatience and/or rudeness encountered by 


them or done by them. Let us remember... children learn a 


great amount from their parents example.


 

Disrespect is a growing problem in society and it is 


consequently shaping society in detrimental ways. 


Without proper manners, our polite society will 


soon disappear, and we may see fewer respectful and 


civilized human beings.


Civility means seeing and appreciating the humanity of 


others and putting the common good above self-interest. 


These are the principles that are crucial in shaping 


positive interactions in our own lives and in creating a 


productive society. 


As adults we should leave this world better than we found 


it by nurturing, educating, cultivating, disciplining,  


shaping the potential, helping our children to come to 


realize the greatness within them. 


Our parents and the many generations before them 


blessed our generation with wonderful pearls of


wisdom and treasure troves of truth, beauty, and 


pragmatic advice. 


Their rich experiences and deposits sown have been 


invaluable to our generation. 


We can raise a generation of civilized children who 


can and will become civilized adults by passing on to the 


next generation pearls of wisdom truth, beauty, and 


pragmatic advice so they may avoid costly mistakes and 


have a deeper and BETTER understanding of life and 


humanity.

A person with good manners 


shows respect and is polite and caring


of others.

Having good manners means thinking about others before 


ourselves. Good manners is acting with kindness and 


showing appreciation. 


Having good manners is actually following


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


would have others do unto us.

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.

AND COURTESY



BEGINS AT HOME.


Children first learn manners at home. 

As parents we must be conscious of our own behavior. 


With conscious intention, we have to live like the kind of 


person we want our children to grow up to be. 



Teachable moments are ongoing... 


we are always training our children.


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.


Our children’s future is filled with possibility. Parents 

have an opportunity to direct a child’s path 

in the most righteous way they should go.

Many young people today do not know much about 


manners because they never learned it at home. Respect 


has not been taught or enforced. This leaves children and 


teenagers unprepared to function, in the real world, as 


productive, kind, and polite citizens.


By failing to set boundaries, we instruct them that we

really do not care whether they do good or ill.

There are many parents teaching their children manners, 


but their efforts are countered by peer groups, television, 


and social media influences... to name a few. 


These negative environments contribute to 


oppositional behaviors among children, teens, and adults.

Many people have strayed away from the way 


they were raised, but the seed has been planted in them.

The parents’ intentional teaching and shaping early on 

will have a permanent effect on their child for good.
Being nice at home sets the stage for 

BETTER behavior.

As quiet as it is kept... 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.



BETTER 

.

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 



good



 manners?

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 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. 


So, in keeping the Golden Rule we behave toward others 


in the same ways that we would want others to 


act toward us. 

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



 and good manners is an act 



of love.


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