365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children and Teens Learn Etiquette

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Nov 8, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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If you’ve ever cringed at the sight of your ten-year-old waltzing through the neighbor’s front door without an invitation, or struggled to teach your teenager proper “netiquette” for navigating the complicated world of social networks, you know the importance of teaching kids that manners matter.
 
Sheryl Eberly’s bestselling 365 Manners Kids Should Know gives clever and insightful advice for the myriad situations where consideration counts, but is sometimes forgotten. This new edition incorporates tips for every aspect of digital communication into her straight-forward format.
 
Using a smart one-manner-a-day organization, parents, grandparents, and teachers alike can find practical ways to teach essential manners like:
 
-    When and where it’s appropriate to text
-    How to write a thank-you note
-    The proper way to handle an online bully
-    How to behave at events like birthday parties, weddings,and religious services
 
Full of role-playing exercises, games, and other activities that adults can do with children, 365 Manners Kids Should Know explains not only what manners to teach, but also how—and at what ages—to present them.
 


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User Review  - HomeschoolMomof4 - Christianbook.com

I just got this in the mail and it wasn't what I was expecting at all. If you want manners from a christian source save yourself the money and trouble and get the Manners Made Easy for the Family by ... Read full review

User Review  - Melissa Robertson - Christianbook.com

This has been a wonderful tool. It puts manners and etiquette into easy to understand terms. We are reading one a day and I am learning etiquette that I didn't know. Read full review

Contents

Theres no place like home mNQUlhw
4
Be on time
11
january 13 Breaking items
14
Dress appropriately for the occasion
16
jewelry
18
Perfumes
19
Grooming in public
20
Fresh breath
21
Ask before forwarding
163
Limit the number of messages
164
Be responsive
165
Good grammar always works
166
Manage your emotions
167
Using cc
168
Using bcc
169
Using reply all
170

Oh no he gotta go
22
Posture communicates
23
Chewing gum
24
If your childs nose is running at the table
25
Wearing a name tag
26
Hands
27
Choking
28
In the hospital
29
Braces
30
Inappropriate touch
31
Awareness of others
32
Protecting others
33
Young men marks of distinction
34
Sitting and standing tall
35
When to wear a hat
36
Sitting gracefully
38
Accepting a date
39
Declining a date 4O February 13 Young women marks of distinction
40
When Mom and Dad come home
41
How are we related?
42
Stepparent and Stepsibling dos and donts
43
When your child has a babysitter
44
When friends are more interested in siblings
45
When friends dont want to be with siblings
46
Slamming doors
47
The family computer
49
Books
50
Allowance
51
When your child is home alone
52
May 1 have your attention please?
53
Your childs bedroom
55
Friendship
56
Best friends
58
is your child a good friend?
59
Bullies 6O March 7 When your child wants a new friend
60
New kid on the block
61
When your family moves
62
When a friend moves
63
Public playgrounds
64
A good neighbor
65
Swimming pools
66
Your pets
67
The pets of others
68
On the school bus
69
Interrupting 7O March 19 Changing the subject politely
70
Dating turnolfs
71
When a friend loses a loved one
72
March 23 When a friends parents are getting a divorce
73
Introduce the more important person first
75
Remembering names
76
Include names in introductions
77
If you forget someones name
78
Stand to show respect
79
Placing a telephone call
80
Receiving a call
82
Taking a message
83
Handling call waiting yours
84
Home alone answering the phone
85
Answering machines your recorded message
86
Answering machines leaving a message
87
When to call
88
Getting a wrong number
89
Phone tricks and pranks
90
How cell phones are different
91
Message checking
92
Taking calls in public
93
Playing phone tag
94
Avoid chewing while talking
95
Dropped calls
96
Cell phones at the table
97
When your child should call you
98
Your voicemail greeting
99
Taking pictures with a cell phone
100
Texting
101
Ask for permission first
102
How to avoid texting the wrong person
103
When a text goes to the wrong person
104
When not to text
105
The same rules apply
107
Dont barrage others with messages
108
Instant messaging
109
When theres a generation gap
110
Know your gadget before you use it
111
Ask how you should contact someone
112
Choosing the best medium for the message
113
Volume of a personal musicplaying device
114
When you run into someone
115
Socialmedia mania
116
Staying socialmedia safe
117
Dont go too personal
118
What not to post
119
Twitter
120
Setting up a profile on Facebook
121
Making friends on Facebook
122
Kids are friends with kids
123
Posting and tagging photos
124
Seeing the real picture
125
Which way to communicate
126
Status updates
127
Netiquette rules for your child
128
Nine nevers for Internet safety
129
What is cyberbullying?
130
How to prevent cyberbullying
131
If your child is cyberbullied
132
If your child takes part in cyberbullying
133
Positive use of humor
134
3 When your child is funny
135
4 Swearing
136
Accents
137
How to just say no to drugs and alcohol
138
Whispering
139
Pointing
140
When someone speaks to your child
141
Unfriendly words
142
Making light of serious subjects
143
Body language
144
Eye contact
145
Using positive words
146
Sloppy language
147
Tone of voice
148
Asking noneofyourbusiness questions
149
Show deference to older people
150
Correcting adults
151
Practice conversation starters
152
Letters Thankyou Notes and Email june 29 Signing a yearbook
153
Stationery
154
When to write a thankyou note
155
Whats in a thankyou note?
156
Writing a letter to a famous person
157
A condolence letter
158
Framing an emails subject line
159
Greeting
160
The main message
161
Signing off
162
Email or snail mail for a thankyou?
171
Traveling on an airplane
172
Traveling by train
173
How to tip on a trip
174
Consideration of others in a hotel
175
In the family car
176
When your child is a guest in a car
177
Boating
179
Camping courtesy toward your family
180
Stick to the trail
182
Stick to a campsite
183
Leave nothing
184
Take nothing
185
Outdoors with your pet
186
Your noise level outdoors
187
Movie manners
189
Seeing a movie with a friend
190
Take a seat
192
Intermission
194
Audience pests
195
Museum tips
196
Reading a restaurant menu
197
Ordering from a menu
198
Confusing menu terms
199
Restaurant protocol
200
Handling problems in restaurants
201
Keeping your area neat at a restaurant
202
The people who work in a restaurant
203
What about tipping?
204
Things not to do in a restaurant
205
Salespeople
206
Saving a place in line
207
When you bump into someone
208
On an elevator
209
Stay to the right please
210
Forgetting an appointment
211
Start the meal off right with proper posture
213
Everyday table manners
214
Dont bring these things to the table
215
Set the table properly
216
Formal table settings
217
Take formal table manners to dinner
218
Blowing on food
219
Paper trash at the table
220
Grace when youre visiting someone else
221
Passing food
222
Asking for a drink
223
Cutting meat
224
If your child is a vegetarian
225
Using utensils correctly
226
Napkin etiquette
227
Ten things your child should never do at the table
228
When to begin eating
229
Leaving the table early
230
Cleansing the palate
231
At the end of a formal meal
232
When your child is allergic to certain foods
233
Afternoon tea
234
The protocol of afternoon tea
235
Serving tea
236
Removing items from your mouth
238
How to handle special diets
239
How to eat difficult foods
240
Eating a salad
242
How to eat pasta
243
How to eat shish kabob
244
Eating lobster
245
Pizza
246
Crunching ice
247
Gravies condiments and relishes
248
Foreign matter in food
249
Eating in front of others
250
Giving and Receiving October 26 The nicest way to issue a verbal invitation
252
How to issue a written invitation
253
Responding to invitations
254
When its okay to decline
255
When your child isnt invited
256
At your childs own birthday party
258
Attending a birthday party
259
Receiving lines
260
Taking a child to a wedding
261
What to do at a wedding
262
Selfcontrol at a reception
263
Serving yourself from a buffet table
264
Hang on to your plate at a reception
265
Wearing flowers
266
Receiving an award
267
At a school dance
268
When your child is behind the camera
269
A good attitude for a good guest
271
What a guest should pack
273
Nice things for a guest to say
274
How to become a guest who is invited again
275
Being a good host
276
For firsttime guests
277
Serving food to your friends
278
The right guest list
279
Inviting friends over again
280
Sleepovers bathroom etiquette
281
Sleepovers mealtime etiquette
282
Guests go first
283
The national anthem
285
Pledge of Allegiance
286
Care ofthe US flag
287
Appreciating ideals and learning patriotism
288
When in another country
289
Being part of a community
290
Environmental manners
291
At home
292
At a friends house
293
At the grocery store
295
Out on the town
296
When you travel
297
Enjoy the game
299
Rituals at athletic events
300
Good sportsmanship
301
The valued teammate
302
Visiting someone who is sick
304
Relating to people with disabilities
305
People with visual problems
307
People with hearing loss
308
People in wheelchairs
309
Birthstones
311
Gifts
312
Giving gifts at home
313
Gifts for the host
314
No gifts
315
Occasions to give a gift
316
Opening gifts at a party
317
When your child receives duplicate gifts
318
in Conclusion
319
Acknowledgments
321
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SHERYL EBERLY runs Distinctions, a company that presents manners instruction seminars to children, young adults, and businesspeople. She lives with her family in northern Virginia.


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