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How To Teach Manners in a Modern World
Teaching Manners. Love this idea for gift opening etiquette: Present Practice Wrap up a bunch of mundane stuff from around the house, then have your child open each and practice saying something good about it. ("Thank you so much for this box of tissues. It's my favorite color, and it sure will come in handy!")
Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book: When it comes to children’s literature of any variety, it’s difficult to not to mention Richard Scarry. His take on teaching children manners is another classic. While the title might seem to suggest that this series of stories focuses on only a single aspect of good behavior, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Lessons about right and wrong, going to school, staying safe, and much more, fill each page and story. Unquestionably one of the best ...
Dude, That’s Rude!: This great contemporary manual on behavior provides kids with the hows and whys of being good in a modern context. This not only makes it easy for kids to connect with classic lessons about table manners and saying ‘excuse me,’ but also deals with modern issues that older texts couldn’t have foreseen, such as cell phone manners, and online etiquette.