Often I find myself asking, “What’s happened to basic good manners these days?”
Last week I was having a conversation with another teacher in our school corridor. As we were chatting, two students plowed right between us, bumping us with their backpacks!
I immediately made that a “teachable” moment and patiently explained to the students that when adults are talking, you either walk around them, or stop and say, “Excuse me.” I knew that those children were not intentionally being impolite; they just didn’t realize that they should have stopped.
Good manners should start at a young age. They don’t cost anything, yet integrating them into your child’s life can be quite valuable. Having good manners makes a child standout in a very positive way.
Here are eight basic rules of good manners that every child should easily master before starting kindergarten.
Instilling good manners in children can dramatically affect the quality of their life…and get them noticed for all the right reasons!