Running head: CHILDREN’S ETIQUETTE
Children’s Etiquette Outline University Of Phoenix July 4, 2006
Today we consistently talk about yesterday and how the generations are very different currently compared to the 1960’s, 1970’s, and the 1980’s. We are always wondering why when we were taught to exercise good manners why do not the children of today do the same.
We look at the comparisons of the Ancient Egyptians, where they were taught to use their hands to eat. We consistently see many children acting completely rude. They may not even realize that they are being rude,
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Parents must set a good example for their children and surround themselves with people who have similar values. All three articles where from different states. The first one was from a teacher in Canton, Ohio; the second from the University of Florida News and the third was from the Philadelphia Inquirer. The first article discussed the lack of manners from today’s young generation. How proper etiquette is viewed by the youth of today as something old school and only the old people use. At the same time, every adult is complaining about the lack of respect they receive from the younger generation. The article also discusses how many adults expect respect from children with out looking at why adults are not getting the respect. How can we expect respect and good manners from our children if we have not been there to teach them? When both parents work, teaching manners is then left to whoever is taking care of the children such as daycare providers or teachers at school. The second article discussed a new program to help the youth of today be respectful and be ready to enter the working world. The article stated that since children are spending so much time at daycares and schools if some social graces are taught children will be ready to face the working world. Some corporations are spending money to help young executives learn etiquette. It also discussed the issue of who is to blame for the young no knowing basic etiquette. Organizers