Yesterday we talked about the 10 Acts a Chivalrous Husband Does for His Wife. Today let’s talk about your children’s manners. Good manners don’t grow on trees, nor do they attach themselves to kids without some deliberate teaching and modeling by the adults at home and at school. It’s our responsibility to “train children in the way they should go,” as the proverb suggests.
Here’s the pay-off: once learned, good manners make everyone’s life more pleasant. For an added bonus, if your kids have well-practiced manners, they’re going to get hired first when it’s time to go to work, and they’ll likely be more successful on the job. Societies that function on a high level are called civilizations for a reason; civility is a prerequisite.
Likewise, families that learn to practice good manners don’t only function smoothly on the outside, they experience more positives and reduced conflict internally. It’s a direct result of practiced civility. So let’s talk about 10 specific manners your kids need to know.
Huddle up and ask your children tonight: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how good do you think your manners are? Why?”