Two things for parents to remember regarding raising their kids:
- Good manners will open doors that a good resume won’t.
- Bad manners will close doors that a good resume can’t open.
A huge part of a child’s education should be “treating others with respect.” People can’t stand disrespectful brats. You can’t. I can’t. No one can.
If your kids are straight-A students but are rude, demanding little punks, you’re the only one who will think they are great. Far too many parents allow their children to behave like total jerks because they think it’s “cute.”
News flash- you’re the only one who thinks it’s cute. Or funny. Everyone else is in the process of writing them off.
A child with manners will receive all kinds of opportunities both personally and professionally. A child without manners will be written off and denied those opportunities, regardless of ability or talent.
People like being treated with respect. People like when people use good manners. In your rush to pad your child’s resume and transcript, be sure to include respect and manners, because manners will open doors that a good resume won’t.
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