10 Manners That Kids Today Just Aren t Taught Anymore

Teaching children to show respect towards elders, such as addressing them politely and listening attentively when they speak, fosters empathy and consideration for others.

Respecting Elders

Expressing gratitude through phrases like "please" and "thank you" demonstrates appreciation and acknowledges the kindness of others.

Saying "Please" and "Thank You"

Proper table manners, such as using utensils correctly, chewing with their mouth closed, and waiting their turn to speak, are important for dining etiquette and respectful behavior during meals.

Table Manners

Encouraging children to make eye contact when speaking to others promotes confidence, attentiveness, and effective communication skills.

Making Eye Contact

Teaching children to apologize sincerely when they make mistakes or hurt someone's feelings helps them learn accountability and empathy.

Apologizing When Necessary

Encouraging children to listen attentively when others speak, without interrupting or dominating the conversation, fosters respect, understanding, and effective communication.

Listening Attentively

Instructing children to greet others politely, whether through a verbal greeting or a simple wave or smile, helps them establish positive social connections and demonstrates kindness and respect.

Greeting Others

Teaching children to hold doors open for others, particularly when entering or exiting a building, shows thoughtfulness and consideration for the needs of others.

Holding Doors Open

Teaching children to respect personal space and boundaries, such as not interrupting conversations or invading others' personal space without permission, fosters respect for autonomy and privacy.

Respecting Personal Space

Encouraging children to write thank-you notes for gifts or acts of kindness teaches gratitude, thoughtfulness, and the importance of acknowledging others' generosity.

Writing Thank-You Notes