This got me thinking about various situations in which my kids had to (sometimes still need to) learn the proper way to interact with others - especially adults whom they don't know well. Here's my short list:
- How to reply to someone who has spoken to them.
- How to say thank you, without prompting, when receiving a gift.
- Clear communication: speak loudly, speak clearly, make eye contact, listen.
- Holding the door open for others as you walk in/out of a building.
- Being aware of others (not standing in the way in the grocery store isle, not walking in front of others, etc.)
- When to interrupt a conversation; how to say excuse me and then wait to be acknowledged.
- How to sit at the table and eat politely.