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Do you ever wonder how you will teach your children manners?
We can help.
We have articles, tips sheets, and games, all meant to help you teach manners to kids of all ages. You can browse the articles on the left-hand side of this page or search our site. It's often the easiest way to find the articles you need.
If you can't find what you're looking for, our library of books for kids and parents provides a complete resource on children's manners, as well as a comprehensive guide for parents on teaching manners and the principles of etiquette to children from birth through the teen years.
Begin with The Golden Rule of Parenting
Introducing your children to the complex world of social interaction may seem a daunting task. But the basic principle for raising a thoughtful, courteous child is easy to remember: consider The Golden Rule of Parenting. Always be the person you want your child to be. So, if you want your kids to be respectful, considerate and honest, you have to be respectful, considerate and honest. Observing this golden rule everyday is the simplest way to incorporate manners into your family life.
Try Our Interactive Tools
Alongside this fundamental formula, we have many tools, activities and advice to help parents integrate etiquette into the lives of their children in fun and effective ways. From our article on how to say "Please" and "Thank You" in American Sign Language, to tips on teaching bike manners and safety, to advice on The Gift of Good Manners blog from our children's etiquette expert, Cindy Post Senning, we offer plenty of resources for rooting your young ones in a tradition of kindness and respect.
Search our Teen Scene section to find countless tips to help you navigate the pleasures and perils of teen life. Find guidance on a whole slew of topics including using technology, going out with friends, and beginning to date.