It may appear that manners have taken a downward slide in priority over recent years. The fact remains however, that instilling the principles of good manners in young children is exceedingly important. Understanding and using good manners has so many positives: it shows courtesy and empathy towards others; indicates thoughtfulness, and reflects on the child’s upbringing and education.   Fundamentally, good manners are necessary for people to get along together in this world. Here are seven ways you can encourage a child to be gracious and well mannered.   Introduce polite words from a young ageTeach children good manners -...

ou have ignored me, rolled your eyes at me and thrown up your arms in protest as you insist that the world has changed and that manners, etiquette and thank you notes are from a bygone era.  You are young and you are wrong. The way we communicate has transformed and, all the more because of that, gracious behavior, the kind that shows consideration and thoughtfulness towards others is important.   So, put your phones down, close your laptops and for god sake get off snapchat while I offer you a few reminders…   1. Manners suggest gratitude rather than entitlement. The rap on your generation is pretty bad, don’t ...