Manners: More Than Memorizing Rules

Manners in a Minute / Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Three times four is twelve. Three times five is fifteen. Three times six is eighteen.

Some things never change. You and I memorized our multiplication tables, and I bet many of you helped your children do the same.

Having good manners is more than memorizing a set of rules. Good manners come from an attitude of the heart that is self-giving, not self-serving. Children who have good manners in their hearts look for ways to put others, not themselves, first. They come to see what they give the world is more important than what they are given.

How can you help your children develop manners in their hearts? Encourage your children to take in the garbage cans for an elderly neighbor, to sit with the not-so-popular classmate in the school cafeteria, and to congratulate the winning team.

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