Manners Themes of the Week March 23, 2020

This week's themes are Conversations, Good Listener, and Shopping Manners.

Ask your child about what it means to be a good Conversationalist

  • It means you are not only a good talker, but you are a good listener. 
  • You know when to stop talking.
  • You do not argue with others. 
  • You do not use un-necessary words, such as basically, umm, etc… (called Justifiers)
  • You learn how to make “small talk.”

Ask your child the following questions about being a good listener:

  • Can you name some examples of when you have to be a good listener?
  • When do you have a hard time listening to people?
  • What are some ways that you get refocused, and make yourself listen to someone, when you do not want to?

Ask your child about good Shopping manners:

  • When at a grocery store, should you walk like a lady or gentleman, or ride on the side of the cart?
  • Is it okay to put things in the cart without permission?
  • Is it okay to whine, because you do not like to shop?
  • Should you tickle your brother or sister while in a store, or walk like a lady or gentleman by your mom or dad’s side?