Making the world a kinder and better place to live is a responsibility that we all share. Here are good reminders about social rules for teens and kids that everyone should learn before they go out into the world on their own. The best way to teach kids is to model good social behaviour when you are out with them. Parents, they see us and they are watching everything that we do.
Social Manners 101
1. Be kind to everyone. Strangers, waiters, cleaners, helpers, drivers and treat them with the same respect that you would a manager or CEO.
2. Keep your promises. Never break a promise or make one if you don’t think that you can keep it.
3. Always open the door for the person behind you. It doesn’t matter who is behind you.
4. Always say Thank you when someone helps you or holds a door for you.
5. Respect different opinions. What looks like 6 to you will appear as 9 to someone facing you.
6. Don’t interrupt when someone is talking. Wait until they finish then say what you want to say.
7. If you tease someone and they don’t enjoy it, Stop and never do it again.
8. Say Thank you when someone helps you.
9. When someone tells you a secret, keep their confidence.
10. Don’t talk about people behind their back
11. Compliment people freely especially when they are not around.
When You Are Out
12. Don’t talk about your riches in the midst of people who have none. Don’t talk about what you have around people who have not.
13. Don’t make plans with people in front of someone who is not invited
14. Always be punctual, especially if you have arranged the meeting. Take people’s time seriously.
15. If you borrow money from someone, return it before they have to ask.
16. When someone treats you to lunch or dinner, do not order the most expensive item on the menu. Offer to treat them next time.
On The Phone
17. Don’t call someone more than twice continuously unless it’s a really urgent matter. Wait until they return your call. They might be sleeping, sick, busy or in the middle of something important.
18. When someone shows you a photo on their phone, don’t swipe. It’s none of your business.