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I’m wondering if other Mums agree, it seems like a lot of children don’t have manners. Often I’ve given a kid a item and they just take it with no thanks. I try to teach manners, just wondering is it taught at school or only at home?

Posted by deborah_osborne, 22nd September 2014

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  • They should be taught at both, though it’s mostly a “home” responsbility.

  • Both home & school ! Before kids go to school they solely are at home most of the time, some foundation should be laid at home.

  • It starts from home and schools reinforce it

  • depends on the school. I hope that no matter where my children are – school, home, friends house, shops, they use their manners and are reminded to if they don’t.

  • I think manners should be taught at home.

  • I am a firm believer in ‘manners begin in the home. We now live in such a fast paced world and children sometimes forget or parents are over worked and may let their game down a bit however the practice should begin in the home. If a child neglects to say please or thank you, or excuse me I am quick to pull them up on it.

  • Manners should be taught at school and at home. I know my kids teachers were big on encouraging manners

  • Manner should start at home. It seems that children who practice good manners stand out from their peers at school because so many children do not say hello, thank you, please etc.

  • Manners lessons should begin at home when the child is a toddler ( i.e: Tar) after that reinforcement both at home and school need to come onto play. If the child is not taught how will they know/understand what is the accepted way to act and speak. Kids need support in many things and manners is one of them, as is be taught that they cannot have their own way just because that is what they want!

  • I think it should be taught at home and school. But more so at home as that’s where the basis of all education begins

  • It should be taught at home and at school

  • Should mainly be taught at home, but definitely at school as well.

  • They are definitely taught at school. Its interesting how quickly children learn what is acceptable in some circumstances (what they can get away with). As a teacher I have seen children with impecable manners at school because they know what is expected in that environment – and yet they run riot through a grocery store with a parent because they think that it ok.

  • Manners are definitely taught at school. Just as we have all met rude adults, so too do children forget to be polite. We all have to gently remind both adults and children at times.

  • Oops! should read; adults lead by example!

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