10 Tips to Raising a Gentleman on Care.com

June 6, 2012 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

Below is an except and favorite quote from my article, “10 Tips to Raising a Gentleman” on Care.com, the largest and fastest growing online service helping American families find and connect with caregivers.

The article has great tips from experts, including Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., great grand-daughter of manners maven Emily Post, about how to develop good manners, empathy, responsibility and kindness in boys.

From Tip #4:  Eye contact expresses sincerity and honesty and fosters bonding between two people. It also helps build self-confidence. However, “it could be really threatening to look someone in the eye,” says Senning.  “Teach kids to look at the nose. You can’t tell and it’s not as scary.” Most boys giggle when you suggest looking at someone’s nose, so it’s a great way to break the ice and teach a critical social skill to last a lifetime.

Whenever I direct my boys to turn around and look so-and-so in the nose to say hello/thank-you/goodbye, they do so and crack-up with laughter.  The technique works!

Click on “10 Tips to Raising a Gentleman” to read the whole article and write back to the Care.com comments section at the bottom to let us know your tips and why raising a gentleman is important to your family.

Sincerely yours,

MommaJam 🙂

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