Manners are important to me.
It’s important to me that my children say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
I get really wound up when people are rude. What message does it send to our children if adults around them don’t take a few seconds out of their day to be polite and kind?
I came across this quote the other day, and I really liked it.
How are our children supposed to learn manners if they never see them used?
Steve and I have always been polite to each other. Our children have always heard us saying please and thank you in conversation.
Of course, we’re not perfect. Far from it. And I’m sure there are times when we’re annoyed with each other and aren’t as polite as we should be.
But as much as possible we try to model the behaviour we would like to see in our children.
So that for us means being polite to each other, and to them. How else are they supposed to learn about good manners?
Do you agree? How important are manners to you and your family?