Test Your Manners

I remember when my kids were young and they would ask me things like, “Why can’t I put my elbows on the table?” My answer would be something like, “Because it’s not nice manners.” Then, they would say, “But WHY?”

Over the years, many children and adults have asked similar questions because they really don’t understand why the little “nit picky” things in manners really matter, and why they just can’t be judged on who they are as a person, and not on the quality of their handshake.

I feel strongly that everyone should test your manners because at the heart of good manners is a respect for oneself and others. Good manners convey a sense of respect for the feelings of other people. When you say “thank you,” you’re taking the time to make the other person feel appreciated. Saying “please” respects a person’s right not to do what you’ve asked. Good manners also show that a child listens to his parents and does what he is taught – these are good character traits that teachers and other authority figures appreciate.

Please take this 10 question fun survey to text your etiquette IQ. Answers will be posted soon, but see how well you do!

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Test your manners and GOOD LUCK!

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