Childrens Etiquette

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Running head: CHILDREN’S ETIQUETTE Children’s Etiquette Outline University Of Phoenix July 4, 2006 Children’s Etiquette 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,…show more content…
In this article, it seems that young people do know how to address adults, but it seems that adults send mixed messages to the younger generation, by allowing them to use first names at any given time. I remember when I was growing up adults where called by Mr. or Mrs. no matter if it was a close family friend. The article ends by stating that young people know about titles and honorifics, and how they may or may not use them because they just do not know when and how to use them. The articles, which were researched, are based on Children’s Etiquette in today’s society. Adults and parents are having difficulty teaching manners to the youth of today. In an article written by Murray Dubin he spoke of the growing informality children have addressing their elders. The formality and casualness with addressing adults on a first named basis comes form the loss of courtesies and respect that has not been passed down from our generation today to our children of today. As writer, Lucie Prinz stated in her article (Say something they are only children) she quotes an old African saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Our sense of community, responsibility, and our family values had declined in the past 40 to 50
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