Getting Ready for Grandma: Ten High-Level Manners to Teach Your Children Now

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Thanks for the info, Sherrill!

Sherrill, thanks for the info on your book -- I agree, it's important to start teaching good manners at an early age. As they say, it's hard to teach an old(er) dog new tricks!

Pamela Jones Rogers more than 5 years ago

Good manners

As a former teacher and grandmother of nine, I would like to offer the following suggestion. I feel it’s important to learn good manners early. In a society full of bullying and self-centered children, it is helpful to teach your children the benefits of consideration for others and being polite. A book emphasizing good manners as well as the Golden Rule is The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon. This book is a rhyming story of a little girl who was rude, selfish and demanding – and had very few friends. Her mother suggested that she needed to improve her manners; so when she went to school the next day, she thought of her mother’s advice, “What is the magic word?” and she started saying “Please” and also “Thank You”. She tried to become more thoughtful of others, and discovered that she was a much happier person. The repetitive use of the phrase “What is the magic word?” has children answering “Please”! One of the important lines in the story is “If you want to make friends, you must be polite and treat them the way that you know you would like”. That’s what the Golden Rule is all about!

Sherrill Cannon more than 5 years ago

Great Thoughts

Great thoughts before visiting the grandparents, Carrie!

Courtney Cook Hopp more than 5 years ago

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