In a world of fast pace living the simple gesture of proper etiquette is still necessary. Are we training our children in the proper way to respond and respect other people? Respect is demonstrated in our everyday interactions. Graciousness and deference are also an important part of mannerly behavior as we raise our children. Teaching our children manners in and outside the home to respect others looks, culture, and taste. Etiquette is courteous, empathetic, respectful, and flexible. When we think of etiquette let us reframe our minds to ensure we don’t look at it negatively.

Three things Etiquette is not

  • A set of rigid rules
  • A thing of the past
  • Snobbishness