Wednesday’s Manners Themes of the Day

Here are questions you can ask your child.

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 justifiers (words such as basically, umm, etc…)
• You learn how to make “small talk.”

Ask your child about what it means to have good manners in the car, and the following questions!
• If someone is going to pick us up, how can we show that we are ready?
o Wait outside for them, or at least sit by the window and be ready to go out the door quickly.
• What do we do as soon as we get into a car?
o We shut the door, sit down, and buckle our seat belt.
• Is it okay to put our feet up on the back of the seats? Why?
o You will get the seats dirty, and it could be distracting to the driver.
• What are some things that could distract the driver?
o Being noisy, throwing things, asking to change the radio station too many times…
Ask your child the following questions about airplanes:
• Should you have an extra quiet voice on an airplane? Why or why not?
• Can you get up anytime and move around?
• Name some good activities on an airplane.

Ask your children about having good manners when they Travel
• What do we say to our parents before and after a vacation?
o Thank you for taking me on vacation.
• Is it okay to fight with our brothers and sisters on a trip?
• When traveling, should we have our things all over our room, or nice and neat?
• Is it okay to do our own thing, or should we stay close to our parents or group at all times?