Raising Gentlemen and Ladies

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Over at CERC this week, there is a fine article by Barbara Kay entitled Teaching Children Manners.  It’s well worth the few moments it will take you to read the article to reflect upon this important topic.

As a mom of young men, I think one of my most important roles as a mother is to teach my sons to constantly exhibit respectful manners.  While I won’t claim that they are perfect, I am so proud of them when it comes to having good social manners – things such as greeting adults, shaking hands, and holding doors open are just a few little ways that they show their compassion for others, which is the most important aspect of manners in my book.

Adam, my “little” one, constantly amazes me with the manner in which he dotes on his mother!  I know that my sons are ready to step into the world and treat others with dignity and respect, but this is an ongoing area of constant discussion in our home.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on ways in which we can work together to raiser ladies and gentlemen who possess compassionate, caring manners!  To read Barbara Kay’s article entitled Teaching Children Manners, click here.

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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