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

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Ages 14-18: Respecting You and Other Adults


Your teen's respect toward you and other adults might waiver, but don't let her get away with being rude or blowing you off. Maintaining good manners at this age will set her up for more successes in adult life:

  • Listen to your teen and expect her to listen to you in return. Mutual respect is more important than ever during your child's teen years.
  • Tell her that being on time for appointments and other plans is a sign of respect, so don't be late.
  • Encourage her to help older people when they need a hand. Volunteering is a great way to practice good manners and interacting with different kinds of people.
  • Give your teen time for privacy and using new media, like cell phones and music players. But ask for her full attention when you're talking or eating with her. Most teens are obsessed with media, so setting rules for appropriate use will help her learn good etiquette.

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