Do you think good manners are just for 'old' people??

February 15, 2007 12:21pm CST
I feel that many of the kids have not been taught basic manners - please, thank you, your welcome, yes ma'am, yes sir,. I've been trying to beat it into my own kids, but they are so much influenced by peer events, that sometmes I wonder how much of what I am trying to instill in them stays!! Its such an important part of Communication adn Relationships!!
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
21 Mar 07
good manners is not always matched up with age. i mean, good manners does not only belong to old people. i am glad to say that here in the philippines, there are lots of kids who are in tuned to good manners all the time and even really sweet. there are teenagers who surprise me. they look like people dressed up as if they won't reach up to people. but they do give out their hands and are willing to help out old people.. let's say crossing the streets or helping up those who were stumbled. i am glad that here in our country, respect and good manners is still on the rise. and i think in all other countries, too.
• India
21 Mar 07
do u know children are like budding flowers. they do wat they see around them.wat their friends do they want to do same. they respond to the society in the way the society is responding to them. so take care of your child's society n do your best and then see the difference.
@ompower (65)
• India
20 Mar 07
At least something will stay. Children emulate those people whom they adore. Just by setting an example, you will be doing 90% of the job. I married 26 years ago. Even today I say thank you to my wife whenever she does the smallest things like handing over the TV remote control. My children are automatically doing it now ( saying thanks etc.). My wife never bothers to say thanks ( ha ha ha ) because , she did not learn it as a child.
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
19 Mar 07
You are doing the right thing, take heart. It's hard, we live in a rotten society in many ways.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
15 Feb 07
No, I do not think good manners or being polite are just for old people. I also don't think it's ever too young to learn. I think part of the problem is so many parents not taking the time to teach their children - it's easier just to let bad manners pass. I commend you for taking the time and effort to teach your children, it may seem useless now but eventually it will pay off.