April POWerful Word – MANNERS – Week 2

Sometimes we can feel like everyone is rushing around and there’s no time for manners. People interrupt, talk over, demand or even yell. How can you interrupt someone with manners (i.e. excuse me, wait turn)? Why can it be considered rude to blurt out demands and needs without using manners (i.e. shows you don’t value their time/work)? If a teacher/coach/instructor here was working on a skill with someone else, could it be dangerous to interrupt without waiting and using manners? How so? What should you do if there is an emergency and the adult in charge is busy? Part of good manners is also asking “permission”– what’s that (i.e. ask before we do it/take it). How might you ask permission to (1) Enter a room (2) Borrow a shirt (3) Go to a friend’s home? These are good manners!

If you have time: When have you had to interrupt someone- how? When have you asked permission?