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Top 10 Good Manners

Good manners are essential for kids and adults alike. Everyone wants to be treated with respect, so in turn we must learn to treat others with respect, too. Good manners show others that you truly care about them and consider their feelings. So here is my Top10 list of simple good manners.......

  1. Say “THANK YOU” after someone offers you something, or “NO THANK YOU” if you decline the offer.


  1. Always be polite, and use the word “PLEASE” which goes a long way, and doesn’t cost you anything.


  1. Be considerate of others while on your phone, since no one wants to hear your conversation other than the person on the other end of the phone. Excuse yourself if you feel the need to continue a phone conversation while conversing with others.


  1. Show interest in the topic and person you are talking to, give eye contact, and never interrupt. Think about it. You don’t like talking to someone who doesn’t listen or always interrupts you, do you?


  1. Take turns. It is important to teach your kids that they will make more friends if they are good playmates, and this involves sharing and taking turns.


  1. Be a good sport. Although most kids like to win, no one likes a poor loser or a gloating winner. Be a good sport no matter where you finish in the game. This lesson goes farther as you become an adult.


  1. Be kind to others. Teaching your child to care for others, people and animals, will make them a better person and also builds character. Start when they are young, and build the foundation for what they will become.


  1. Be on time. This teaches accountability and responsibility. It shows disrespect when you are constantly late, as this subconsciously tells the host that their time is not as important as your time is. Don’t arrive too early either, as they may not be ready for you until the scheduled time. And don’t stay too late, as this makes for an uncomfortable situation when guests overstay their welcome.


  1. Remember the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s never a good thing to put people down or make fun of them as many people have feelings that could be hurt easily.

  1. Whenever eating out or eating at home, it’s always good to practice good table manners, such as not talking with your mouth full or belching at the table. When at a dinner or party, do not eat until the host/hostess is seated.  

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