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25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9.
Yahoo! Shine ^ | May 3, 2011 | By David Lowry, Ph.D.

Posted on 05/10/2011 11:33:11 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

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1 posted on 05/10/2011 11:33:18 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Nice - sounds like my grandma talking...


2 posted on 05/10/2011 11:38:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: US Navy Vet

#26) Do not wear a hat indoors, especially at the dinner table.

#27) Do not talk with food in your mouth, especially on a cell phone while you are wearing a hat.


3 posted on 05/10/2011 11:39:11 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: US Navy Vet

I laughed when I saw the one about not picking one’s nose in public.

Honestly, does anyone DO that? I think I saw it in an international airport, once.


4 posted on 05/10/2011 11:39:34 AM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Manner #1

When asking for something, say “Please.”

Manner #2

When receiving something, say “Thank you.”

Manner #3

Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.

Manner #4

If you do need to get somebody’s attention right away, the phrase “excuse me” is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation.

Manner #5

When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.

Manner #6

The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.

Manner #7

Do not comment on other people’s physical characteristics unless, of course, it’s to compliment them, which is always welcome.

Manner #8

When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.

Manner #9

When you have spent time at your friend’s house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.

Manner #10

Knock on closed doors — and wait to see if there’s a response — before entering.

Manner #11

When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.

Manner #12

Be appreciative and say “thank you” for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.

Manner #13

Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.

Manner #14

Don’t call people mean names.

Manner #15

Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.

Manner #16

Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.

Manner #17

If you bump into somebody, immediately say “Excuse me.”

Related: Quiz: What’s Your Parenting Style?

Manner #18

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don’t pick your nose in public.

Manner #19

As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.

Manner #20

If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say “yes,” do so — you may learn something new.

Manner #21

When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.

Related: Use this Table-Setting Map as a Guide

Manner #22

When someone helps you, say “thank you.” That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!

Manner #23

Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.

Related: Mrs. McVeigh Weighs in on Proper Utensil Use and More!

Manner #24

Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.

Manner #25

Don’t reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.


5 posted on 05/10/2011 11:41:56 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Judith Anne

6 posted on 05/10/2011 11:42:16 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Judith Anne

Yes—small children frequently do pick their nose.


7 posted on 05/10/2011 11:43:23 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: humblegunner

Manner #26

Don’t excerpt to troll for hits.


8 posted on 05/10/2011 11:45:14 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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I’d be thrilled if more adults remembered # 11! I work at a help desk, and about 20% of our callers jump right into the problem without introducing themselves.


9 posted on 05/10/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I know some adults who could benefit from reading this.


10 posted on 05/10/2011 11:46:01 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Illinois has become California without the climate or the glamor)
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To: basil

Okay, talking about small children, that’s not unheard of, but any child over 7 or 8 — ? Very rare to see, in my experience.


11 posted on 05/10/2011 11:47:38 AM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: forgotten man

Manner#28

Pull your pants up.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 11:48:33 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (“It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.” - David Hume)
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To: US Navy Vet

First, all of my daughters were taught these PLUS Ma’am and Sir - ALWAYS!

Now. my youngest daughter is a freshman in high school and she is the best (from my POV) because she corrects her friends at school when they answer a question from the teacher with, “Yeah,” or “Uh-huh.” She says, “It’s ‘YES;’ not ‘Yeah,’ or ‘Uh-huh’.”

And her teachers have commented to me that she is very polite. She had one friend, with whom she spent the weekend, and her friend’s parents told me that she could come over at anytime - they stated they hoped some of her politeness would rub-off on their daughter! It really makes a parent proud to know that their children at least learned SOMETHING from all those beatings! LOL!


13 posted on 05/10/2011 11:50:44 AM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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Don’t eat peas with your knife!


14 posted on 05/10/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Judith Anne
This is written for young children...have you taught a PreK/K Sunday School class lately? Nose picking is an irresistible urge for this age group.
15 posted on 05/10/2011 11:51:47 AM PDT by Spudx7
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Don’t eat peas with your knife!

And fried chicken is a FINGER FOOD - not something you eat with a knife and fork! DUH!
16 posted on 05/10/2011 11:53:02 AM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: US Navy Vet

Someone should forward this list to the Obamas.


17 posted on 05/10/2011 11:54:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Most of these are common sense.

This one was a trouble spot for me as a kid:

Manner #3
Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.

I remember it vividly...when I was about 8, I interrupted my mom and aunt for something probably unimportant, after patiently waiting for about 5 minutes for them to stop talking.

When I was scolded for interrupting I said "well if you'd have shut up for 20 seconds I wouldn't have had to interrupt!"

I got in a lot more trouble for that than I did for interrupting...

18 posted on 05/10/2011 11:55:58 AM PDT by RockinRight (Can't think of anything to say...)
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Manner #6
The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.

Then what would I post on FR? Or Facebook?


19 posted on 05/10/2011 11:56:36 AM PDT by RockinRight (Can't think of anything to say...)
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To: Spudx7

Yes, you’re right. My bad. I totally missed reading the title, except for “manners.”


20 posted on 05/10/2011 11:57:26 AM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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