How Rude! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids Manners
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Ages 11-13: Being a Good Guest
Give your tween guidelines for good behavior as a guest. Ask him to observe the host parents' rules even if they're different from your house rules:
- Don't overstay his welcome. Talk with the host parent about when he should come home.
- Use his best table manners.
- Speak and listen respectfully, making eye contact and not rolling his eyes. Don't tolerate swearing or other rude behavior.
- Clean up after himself and thank the host family before leaving.