Mind Your Manners

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“Manners for persons with developmental disabilities are not routinely acquired;they have to be explicitly taught. Mind your manners is an excellent step in that direction!” – Steven Reiss, PhD

Mind Your Manners illustrates classic right vs. wrong ways to interact with others.

Teach proper social skills, how to interact appropriately with others and that good manners are based on concern and thoughtfulness toward others.

Help students gain important self-confidence by
teaching proper everyday social behavior.

Bad social behavior can cause embarrassment, humiliation, and loss of self-confidence. With Mind Your Manners, you will present an entertaining and humorous approach to teaching good manners. Introduce your students to proper social behavior necessary for success in everyday situations. Through a series of dramatizations of typical human interactions, your students will see the negative impact of bad manners and learn how good manners promote respect and acceptance.

Encourage social success for students with
lessons about proper interactions with others.

In addition to learning the specific “rules of the road” for interacting appropriately with others, your students will also see that the essence of good manners is based on concern and thoughtfulness towards others. This concept is applied to occasions such as manners at school, in public, during greetings, and when conversing with others. Illustrate classic right and wrong ways to interact with others that are humorous yet informative. You’ll give your students a basic foundation in acceptable manners that they will use daily.

Students Will Learn:

  • Behavior with relatives
  • Behavior with neighbors & friends
  • Behavior with parents & siblings
  • Table Manners
  • Bathroom behavior
  • Appropriate use of humor & laughter
  • Giving & receiving compliments
  • Starting conversations
  • Eye contact
  • Sidewalk manners
  • Behavior at school
  • Making introductions
  • When & how to shake hands
  • Appropriate affection
  • Respect for strangers
  • Using public transportation
  • Appropriate displays of public affection
  • And More!