Our Target: Let’s help our kids act politely with manners. If we teach our kids to be kind, how to appreciate others, and how to always consider the feelings of others we will be setting them up to have and keep friends now and in the future.

Team Up! Try these simlpe ideas to help your child want to talk.

FOCUS: Our kids always need something from us as their parents. Sometimes it’s help learning something or sometimes it’s helping them grab something that is on a shelf out of their reach. The next time your child asks for anything, really pay attention to whether or not they used manners. Did they say “Please”, or “Thank You”? If so, thank them for using manners and acting politely. If not, use this as a chance to correct them. Either way, you have their attention so it’s time to sit down and talk about why using manner is so important.