Good Manners

Courtesy, Politeness or Good Manners, means kindly and thoughtful consideration for others. Good Manners helps child to be noticed for all the right reasons.

Your child's rudeness is not always intentional. Sometimes kids does not realize they are wrong. And in the hustle and bustle of daily life, busy moms and dads don't always have the time to focus on etiquette or manners.

Below are the rules which will help your child to become courteous.

As To Themselves

  • Be honest, truthful, and pure
  • Keep out of bad company
  • Keep your face and hands clean, and your clothes and boots brushed and neat
  • Do not use bad language

At Home

  • Help your parents as much as you can, and do your best to please them
  • Be kind to your Brothers and Sisters
  • Do not be selfish, but share all your good things

At School

  • Be respectful to your teachers, and help them as much as you can: their work is very difficult and trying
  • Observe the school rules. Do not “Copy,” nor cheat in any way
  • Do not cut the desks, not write in the reading books, etc
  • Never let another be punished in mistake for yourself; this is cowardly and mean

At Play

  • Do not cheat at games. Do not bully: only cowards do this
  • Be pleasant and not Quarrelsome
  • Do not jeer at your schoolmates, or call them by names which do not like

In The Street

  • Salute your ministers, teachers, and acquaintances when you meet them: they will salute you in return
  • Do not push nor run against people. Do not chalk on doors and windows
  • Do not throw stones, nor destroy property
  • Do not make slides on the pavement, nor throw orange peel and banana skins there: dangerous accidents often result from these practices
  • Do not make fun of old nor crippled people, but be particularly polite to them, as well as the strangers and foreigners

At Table

  • Always wash your hands and face before coming to the table
  • Look after other people: do not help yourself only. Do not be greedy
  • Do not speak nor drink with food in your mouth
  • Turn your head away from the table and put your hand or handkerchief before your mouth when you sneeze or cough
  • Do not make fun of old nor crippled people, but be particularly polite to them, as well as the strangers and foreigners


  • Never be rude to anybody, whether older or younger, richer or poorer, than yourself.
  • Remember to say “Please” or “Thank You”; “Yes, Sir” or “Yes Ma’am”; “No, Sir” or “No, Ma’am.”
  • Before entering a room it is often courteous to knock at the door. Do not forget to close the door quietly after you.
  • Always show attention to Older people and strangers by opening the door for them, bringing what they require (hat, chair, etc.), giving up your seat to them if necessary, and in every possible way saving them trouble.
  • Never interrupt when a person is speaking
  • Be punctual. Be tidy
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