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The competition btween students in school and the teaching manners that can stimulate them

How would you feel if someone: Good manners is about considering the feelings of other people, and being the kind of person that others will like and respect. In the 'olden days' children were taught about the Golden Rule - "Always do to others as you would wish them to do to you if you were in their place.

If you are respectful to others, then you are more likely to be treated with respect by them. If you show good manners everywhere you go, then you are more likely to encourage others to behave in the same way towards you.

Look at the following ideas from kids and see if you can think why they chose these examples of good manners. What good manners look like at home Being helpful to others in your home. Saying 'please' and 'thank you'. Sharing and not grabbing and keeping good things to yourself. Respecting other people's property and their rooms. Helping the family by doing your chores.

  1. Do not play with food.
  2. They change with time and vary from culture to culture.
  3. Other manners that may be taught and practiced. These factors frequently determine the extent to which students will engage in the learning opportunities that are provided in a classroom setting.
  4. The caller doesn't need to know if mum is in the bathroom or whatever!

Cleaning up after yourself. Asking if you can borrow something, not just taking. Returning things that you have borrowed. Waiting your turn before you speak.

Saying 'excuse me,' rather than pushing past someone. Holding the door open for the person coming in, especially if he is carrying something. Respecting your own and other people's property, especially school property. When you are out If you are out with other kids. Be polite to others. Don't use bad language in public - it is offensive to others.

Queue up quietly and don't push. Put your rubbish into bins, don't leave it for someone else to clean up. Have fun but don't be so loud that you attract the wrong kind of attention. Don't run in shopping centres or where there are other people. Spend time talking and listening to the people you are with - don't talk on your mobile plone when you are with other people. If you are out with your parents or other adults.

Use your good manners so that you don't embarrass anyone. Introduce any friends you meet to the people you are with. Say 'please' and 'thank you'.

  1. Information related to personal hygiene and sex education is also based in the home. Behaving badly doesn't just give a bad impression of yourself.
  2. Chew food with your mouth closed.
  3. Initially, their focus is on helping very young children to communicate and, with age, to become increasingly independent, encouraging physical accomplishments such as walking and catching a ball, holding a cup and using cutlery.

Don't be a 'canna'. Use your knife to cut and your fork to put the food in your mouth. Chew food with your mouth closed. Ask for things to be passed to you, don't lean over the table. If you need to blow your nose, excuse yourself and go out of the room first. Don't talk with your mouth full. It is not a good look! Switch your mobile phone to silent and don't check it either. Say your telephone number and who you are, eg. Don't give out any other information.

The caller doesn't need to know if mum is in the bathroom or whatever! When you are using a phone Negotiate with your family for length of time on the landline so that one person doesn't use the phone for hours, making it difficult for anyone else to use it. This is especially important if your internet access uses the same line. If you have a mobile, don't text or call someone when you're with a friend unless you first ask if your friend minds.

If you get a call, say "excuse me" and move away from others to answer it, then make it a quick call. Dr Kim says In the 'olden days' children were 'seen but not heard! Having good manners makes you a pleasant person to be around. OK, it may be fun to have a farting or burping competition with your mates, but pick your time and place so that others are not offended!

You may have more relaxed manners at home, but when you are outside or you have visitors it is up to you to give a good impression of yourself, your school, your sports team, your group and your family.

Learning and Practicing Good Manners, Grades 6-8

Behaving badly doesn't just give a bad impression of yourself. Anyway, how much more pleasant is life when people show that they respect the comfort, feelings and wellbeing of others? Thank you for reading this.

Don't be rude be nice Manners will make your brain think twice! Chew with your mouth closed Cover when you sneeze.