Saturday, January 28, 2012

Manners Anyone?

I was recently reading an old {March 2011} issue of Parent Magazine, and found a list of 25 manners every child should know by age 9.  I thought this list was great...I can think of a few adults that could use a refresher  on this list as well!

25 Manners Every Child Should Know By Age 9:
 Manner #1
When asking for something, say “Please.”

Manner #2
When receiving something, say “Thank you.”

Manner #3
Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking

{my oldest is having a VERY hard time with this one!}

Manner #4
If you do need to get somebody’s attention right away, the phrase “excuse me” is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation.

Manner #5
When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.


Manner #6
The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.

{not sure how I really feel about this one..I encourage my boys to talk to me about everything}

Manner #7
Do not comment on other people’s physical characteristics unless, of course, it’s to compliment them, which is always welcome.

Manner #8
When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.

{after working in customer service, I've realized MANY adults don't know how to do this!!}

Manner #9
When you have spent time at your friend’s house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.

Manner #10
Knock on closed doors — and wait to see if there’s a response — before entering.

Manner #11
When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.

Manner #12
Be appreciative and say “thank you” for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.


Manner #13
Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.


Manner #14
Don’t call people mean names.

Manner #15
Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.

Manner #16
Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.

Manner #17
If you bump into somebody, immediately say “Excuse me.”

Manner #18
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don’t pick your nose in public.

Manner #19
As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.

Manner #20
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say “yes,” do so — you may learn something new.

Manner #21
When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.

{yup...they don't do this!!}

Manner #22
When someone helps you, say “thank you.” That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!

Manner #23
Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.

Manner #24
Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.

Manner #25
Don’t reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.

What do you think about this list?

About the Author

Hi there! My name is Nichole!

I have a passion for fitness and helping others!

My family IS my life. I know how hard it can be trying to juggle it all. My goal is to live a long, healthy life to see my children grow up, so our fitness and health is very important to me!

4 comments:

  1. I like a lot of these... will actually take them and use them as a reference to use for Bean... be good to have them written down for him to 'see'. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These are great! I am still working on #23 with my 13 yr. old son who thinks his plate and fork are really just feeding troughs...lol.

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  3. thanks for the heads up on my blog nichole! all fixed - appreciate it :D

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    1. Your welcome!! I'm glad you got it fixed, now I get to leave the comment I wanted to =)

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