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A guide to modern-day manners when they’re needed most

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 06/06/21

Some excellent advice on making etiquette a priority.

As Catholics, we’re called to love our neighbor, and part of this acting with compassion and respecting those we meet in our day-to-day lives. However, in the age of the internet, basic manners seem low on the list of priorities for many.

Take, for example, social media: Many people notice that with the increased use of various social platforms there appears to be a decrease in the use of manners. And judging by many comments, it’s not just about lacking in manners, but being downright rude.

Thankfully many parents are doing their best to encourage manners in their children. So to help make this more of a priority, here are a number of our top articles and slideshows on manners that might inspire and motivate you, or that you can send to your teen to read!

Why we need manners

This is a great introduction as to why manners are crucial in society, especially from a Catholic perspective.

8 Modern manners you need to adopt at Mass

Let going to church be the perfect opportunity to show off some modern manners. Here are just a few ways in which you can instill and encourage some perfect behavior while also practicing your faith.

Correcting others with compassion

While we might have certain standards in our lives, not everybody will meet your expectations. You might be tempted to correct others and teach them how to behave, but there are ways to do this with thoughtfulness and compassion. To help you on your way, here are some tips from a professor of theology, Brother Dominique-Benoît de La Soujeole (OP).

10 Essential manners for today’s child

Over time manners and expectations of children have changed — thankfully so in some cases! But with our ever-changing society there are some fundamental manners that should always be encouraged. While it’s not always easy to insist on those pleases and thank yous, your determination will pay dividends when you’re out in public and your child is behaving like a little angel.

The Queen’s lesson on social media manners

Take a lesson from royalty itself in how to behave on social media. Considering the internet is a minefield for abuse, harassment, and terrible manners, remember to address others with kindness and thoughtfulness.

10 Summertime manners to teach your kids so everyone can relax

As summertime is just around the corner, here are a few things to take into account to make sure you, your kids, and your neighbors, all get to enjoy those long summer nights.

Manners from Grandma

One grandma gave the perfect lesson on how old fashioned manners can work well in today’s world. This adorable story will bring a smile to your face and have you saying thank you to anyone, or anything, you meet!

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