Rehearsing Manners

Children need to learn how to interact in basic social situations politely and with confidence. Basic greetings, introductions, taking phone messages, table skills, holding doors, etc. Children who have these skills under their belts will be able to find their way in the world more comfortably and successfully.

Children can understand that manners help people feel at ease and safe. As they practice, help them find personal variations. On your way to a social event, make a habit of reviewing the basics. Encourage them to be proud and to have fun.