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How Rude! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids Manners

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Ages 3-6: Making Introductions


This one can be tricky, especially if your child is shy around strangers. But learning to introduce himself at a young age is an impressive social skill that might help him make new friends. Here's how:

  • Practice shaking hands and saying "Hi, my name is..." at home with his siblings or even dolls or toys so that she gets used to the idea.
  • Teach him more introduction etiquette, such as whether to call someone Mr. or Mrs., and how to be nice when older family members want to hug or kiss him.

NexT: Ages 7-10: Being Gracious

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