More Than Manners

PARENTS

teach your children well

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Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use
— Emily Post

As Emily Post said, “Any child can be taught to be beautifully behaved with no effort greater than quiet patience and perseverance, whereas to break bad habits once they are acquired is a Herculean task.” Like anything in life, forming good habits from the start is so much easier than trying to break and replace bad habits later. Starting children off with age appropriate expectations is important. Good manners and understanding the rationale behind rules of etiquette establishes a foundation of respect, kindness, consideration, honesty, integrity and gratefulness. It’s never too early to start teaching manners to your children and rest assured, it’s also never too late. Either way, you will be glad you did. ~