Most of the times I have noticed that just as much I do, some of the educators say things like “Please”, “Thank you” or “Sorry” even while they speak to a Kindergartner. They always ask permission even children – “May I come in please?” – while they are visiting classrooms at a random hour. And when they do that, I have seen expressing eyes and odd smiles. — Children are like, “Why would their teacher need to do that?”. My question is Why wouldnʼt they?
I have noticed polished behavior from most children as well. And believe me, its such a pleasure meeting such children. But unfortunately these days most of the children do not have basic manners — or perhaps they havenʼt been taught the importance of being well mannered at their homes.
My dear children, these little things really do count, probably much more than you have been thinking. Good manners show that you have been raised in a good family. At the heart of good manners is a respect for oneself and others. Good manners convey a sense of respect for the sensibilities of other people. When you say “thank you,” youʼre taking the time to make the other person feel appreciated. Saying “please” respects a personʼs right not to do what youʼve asked.
It is important to speak your mind and express your feelings. But only a gentleman/lady can do that with grace, gratitude, and respect. And that is possible only if you are well mannered. Manners convey quite a lot — not only just about you but just about everything where you come from.
The values of respect, loyalty, gratitude or obligation are fundamental to your character and quality. It is very important to have respect for such values. You arenʼt well educated unless and until you have that.
If you practice good manners, you are showing those around you that you are considerate of their feelings and are being respectful. You are also setting standards for othersʼ behavior and encouraging them to treat you with similar respect. So remember to practice good manners wherever you are or whatever the time may be.
I hope you guys be inspired, never stop and always aim higher. Wishing every single one of you all the best.