Old Fashion Manners; Are they still important today?

South San Francisco, CA   July 30, 2018

How many of these manners do you think are still necessary to teach our kids? This question reaches far beyond South San Francisco yet we know these teachings begin at home – do you think they are outdated or still worth teaching our kids? Anyone of these more important than others?
1. Talking in person more than via technology
2. Addressing adults by their last names
3. Standing for introductions
4. Sitting down for family dinner
5. Knowing how to properly set a table
6. Asking for permission
7. Not speaking unless spoken to
8. Getting dressed up
9. Being cognizant of hygiene
10. Writing thank-you notes and handwritten letters
An interesting article on Business Insider poses these questions and offers some good information CLICK HERE for more.

3 comments for “Old Fashion Manners; Are they still important today?

  1. Marie
    July 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Absolutely!!! None of the above are practiced today. Young ppl and millennials are just plain rude and have no respect for the elders or even their own parents. All these kids/young adults have their faces in those iPhones and pay no attention to anything around them, which effects so much of who they are and become. They see someone, elders down and they just walk past or make fun of; it definitely comes from parenting, I praise my sons and grandbabies because I pray they don’t fall into this horrible atmosphere of ignorance, my son n wife parenting is awesome and have old school values. Shame on the generation of ill mannered kids and young adults. Sickening!!!

  2. LG
    July 31, 2018 at 11:59 am

    There seems to be a new vernacular exclusive to social media, that millennials follow,– the new manners.

    If you write something in all CAPS (capital letters), it is considered shouting (!) and called obscene names that if you spoke it in person would be RUDE.

    Lazy writers would rather send an” emoji” (there’s a new word) or Instagram photo caption video rather than call to tell you about it.

    There are more,but that is all I know or want to know about the insanity of the new manners

  3. Sharon
    July 31, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Manners are important. It shows you are civilized. People get along better when we have manners.

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