There are many ways we all can improve our manners
and etiquette. Dr. Alex Packer, psychologist and the author of How Rude! A Teenager's Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not
Grossing People Out, recommends steps to set your
child on the road to good etiquette. Here are two great ideas he mentions:
Approach manners as a game. One night a week, try to
have a somewhat more formal dinner. Try dressing up, serve
a special meal, and expect more formal manners. That will
help improve your kids' social graces.
Try dining out once in a while. Fast food restaurants
don't count; dining over styrofoam doesn't bring out the
best in manners. And you can't pull someone's chair out
for her if it's bolted to the floor. Try a nice restaurant
and allow kids to order their own food, and assist in paying
the bill and figuring out the tip.
For more information on Dr. Alex Packer and his book How Rude, purchase his book today.
Here, we have a great artice that offers insight to the
role of manners. Where manners truly do matter is a concern
and topic of discussion for many people. This article brings
to light some of those inqueries and effectively gives a
well thought-out review on solutions.
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