Category Archives: Childrens Etiquette

Crying Babies Etiquette

Children are not born with proper manners.  They must be taught these skills as they grow and become ready to practice them in social situations.  Until children are able to execute proper manners on their own, their parents must oversee … Continue reading

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How to Handle Bullies – Etiquette for Children and Parents

To be a target of a bully can be a frightening experience for a child or teenager.  A bully is most likely hoping to get this type of a response from their victim.  It gives them a sense of power. … Continue reading

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Borrowing Items

When I sat down at my desk today, I intended to write an etiquette tip for children about borrowing.  I observed an argument between two children yesterday fueled by one child borrowing an item from the other child without asking … Continue reading

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Getting On the Bus – Back to School Etiquette

When getting on the bus, always wait to let other passengers get off the bus first.

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Be A Good Sport

No one likes to be around a poor loser or a gloating winner.  It’s important to use good etiquette skills when playing sports. To be a good loser: 1. Thank the other player or team members for playing a good … Continue reading

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Top Ten College Dorm Bathroom Etiquette Tips

This past weekend, I visited my college alma mater for a reunion weekend and stayed in a college dorm.  While using the bathrooms in the dorm, I was surprised, but elated, to read some very unusual graffiti on the stall … Continue reading

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Setting An Example For Children

Children are like sponges.  They absorb everything.  Be very careful with the information you provide for them to absorb. Be on your best behavior at all times around children.  They learn by mimicking everything adults do and say. The rule … Continue reading

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Always Have a Tissue Handy

It’s that time of year again when our noses tend to do more than we consciously ask of them.  They run, sneeze, tickle, and clog up.  Most annoyingly, they do these things at the most inconvenient times such as when … Continue reading

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Sit Up Straight and Tall at Your Desk – Children’s Etiquette at School

When I stand in front of a class to teach a group of students, I use good posture.  I expect the same courtesy from the students sitting at their desks. Students should sit up straight in their chairs just as … Continue reading

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Children’s Etiquette, (Young and Old) – Say “Hi” When Passing By

Whenever you pass someone in the hallways of your school or walking down the sidewalk, smile and say hi. It doesn’t matter if the other student is older or younger or if you know them or not.  Saying hello will … Continue reading

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