Thursday, May 12, 2011

25 Manners Every Kid Should Know

Also from Yahoo! Shine, is this list of 25 Manners Every Kid Should Know by Age 9.  For example:

Manner #7 Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. I have some embarassing stories about that manner being forgotton!  And, don't even get me started on manner #10

Manner #10

Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering.

And, manner #19 may help keep chivalry alive...

Manner #19

As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.


Anonymous said...


At the end of a play date, be sure to help clean up toys and any messes you've made.

When a child is new or alone, sit with them and try to make conversation, or ask them to play.

Observe special rules or traditions your friends may have in their homes. Example: Removing shoes upon entering the house. Observe your friends upon entering, as they may not think to tell you because they take it for granted.

Anonymous said...

Being courtsey!! It will take you a long way in life :)

Anonymous said...

It seems a number of "standards" were forgotten:
- respect your elders/adults
- saying "yes Ma'am/Sir" or "no Ma'am/Sir"
- don't talk with your mouth full