Mind Your Manners!

Dale and I loved watching Disney’s animated version of Robin Hood with the kids. There is a scene where the little sister bunnies say to the older brother, “Mind your manners.” Here are some resources that you can use to reinforce loving your neighbor as yourself (in word and deed).

Everyday Graces: A Child’s Book of Good Manners by Karen Santorum

365 Manners Kids Should Know: Cames, Activities, and other fun ways Children Can Learn about Etiquette Sheryl Eberly

Dude, That’s Rude! Pamela Espeland

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp

Bringing Up Boys, James Dobson

Extreme Pursuit: Winning the Race for the Heart of Your Son, John Davis

Bringing Up Girls, James Dobson This comes highly recommended by my family who have girls.

Raising Children Without Going Insane, Jane Evans I haven’t read the book, but I liked the title and read the first several pages online; it looks like a good book.

The Five Love Languages of Children, Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell

Are you addressing character issues with your children and would like some stories to read that address some of these? Need a book that will give guidance about dealing with “heart” issues? Here are some books to help. No, I don’t have all the answers, but I know it helped to read books that encouraged me to keep on going.

The Book of VirtuesThe Moral Compass, William J. Bennett

Books that Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values through Stories, William Kirkpatrick While I haven’t used this myself, it has been favorably reviewed and I plan on reading it.

Do you have a recommendation for a book or audio series? Please share what has helped you.

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