With hundreds of rambunctious children crammed under one roof, it’s no wonder that schools are the places where good manners are often forgotten. We asked etiquette experts to share tips for following modern manners in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, and beyond.
According to koodakpress، While your kids may already be familiar with basic niceties, such as saying “please” or covering their mouth when sneezing, the schoolyard raises the bar on etiquette expectations. Children spend roughly a third of their day at school, so it’s important that manners don’t fall by the wayside when parents are out of sight. Good manners give a child the confidence to face anything and feel comfortable. They also allow him the opportunity to focus on the situation at hand, whether it’s learning something new, listening to the teacher, or socializing with classmates, says Savannah Shaw, etiquette consultant and owner of Savannah Shaw & Associates. Experts agree that well-mannered children grow up to be more liked by their peers and they become better leaders. “Manners are just social behaviors that help us build and strengthen relationships,” says Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D, director at Emily Post Institute and coauthor of The Gift of Good Manners. Parents should encourage good manners by instilling core values (such as respect) that drive good manners. Here, we address the morals to instill in your child and the manners he should practice in elementary school to prepare him for the world beyond.