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 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 


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.



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 


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. 

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.

Making A Positive Difference.

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