Have you ever tried to teach a teen good manners? I'm sure you have, and like every other good mom, you've been trying to do it from the time they were a child. But something happens when they become a teenage, am I right? The conversation gets a little harder, and they begin to think they know everything. But here's the reason why manners matter and should especially matter to teens, according to Emily Post, "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.
Wannikki Taylor is a professional writer with a Bachelors of Arts in journalism from Temple University. She serves as a children's columnist and covers family entertainment for several print and online publications. She specializes in games, crafts and party planning ideas for kids and their families. Teenagers are on the verge of blossoming into young adulthood and learning proper etiquette in matters such as table or phone manners will be beneficial as they grow. Simple and fun activities will show teens how to be polite, courteous and properly conduct themselves in real-life settings. You can write several etiquette scenarios on strips of paper that explore matters such as how to ask someone to pass an item or how to properly introduce yourself to a new person. Ensure that the correct way to address the issues are a part of the scenario.
My well-mannered child has suddenly been replaced by a rude, temperamental lout. Is this normal? Unfortunately, yes.
We love to go out for a meal with family and friends. But the occasion should not turn out to be a nightmare for parents of teens. Here are some rules for youngsters to ensure decorum while eating out. By Pamela Daniel. Will he rudely call out to the waiter or take ages to place an order?