Another episode of Ask Dr. Robyn: List of courtesies?

Dr. Robyn Silverman answers a reader’s question about teaching common courtesies to her children and encouraging the use of them for this month’s Powerful Courtesy Challenge for Powerful Words Member Schools.

What common courtesies should you put on your family list for this month’s courtesy challenge? Jess from Providence R.I. sends in her question.

Again, our Powerful Words Member Schools will be partnering with their families to teach children to be more courteous at home, at school, and out in the community.  Please send in your questions and they might be featured on another addition of Ask Dr. Robyn!

Ask Dr. Robyn Silverman: Teach My Kid Some Courtesy!

Video: Teaching Children Courtesy

Dr. Robyn Silverman answers a reader’s question about how to teach courtesy to her children who talk back and yell.

How can parents teach their children courtesy? All parents want their children to be polite, considerate, and respectful of others both in and out of the family.  This addition of Ask Dr. Robyn features a letter from Paula in Scituate, Massachusetts.

This month, our Powerful Words Member Schools will all be partnering with parents to teach children to be more courteous at home, at school, and out in the community. Many of the articles and videos on our blog will feature the character concept, courtesy– so please check back! contact us with any of your questions and let us know your ideas of how to help your children become more courteous and considerate!

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Dr. Robyn Silverman introduces the New Powerful Word of the Month: Courtesy

The Powerful Word of the Month is Courtesy!

Courtesy Quotes:

“Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels; you must have some of your own.” –John Wannamaker

“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” –Henry Ward Beecher

“Courteous acts take a minute of time and  make a lifetime of impact.” –Dr. R0byn Silverman

“Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” –Emily Post

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” –Fred Astaire

“No one is too big to be courteous, but some are too little” –Unknown


Do you feel that courtesy is still valued in our society?

How is courtesy valued in your own family?

What are the most important aspects of courtesy that you would like your children to adopt?

We will be working on courtesy all month at your Powerful Words Member School.  Please keep us updated on how your children are showing courtesy at home, at school, and out in the community!

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