School's Appeal To Parents To Teach Their Children Manners At Home Goes Viral

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald January 25, 04:00 am
Kids first learn the importance of manners and good behavior from their parents.
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The culture of rudeness is spreading fast these days and it's not just happening in America but all over the world. To help curb the problem, a school in Portugal was reportedly implored to write a message to parents, appealing that they should teach their children manners at home.

The message has apparently been made into posters around the Portuguese school as it has also gone viral on Facebook, according to Newser. Social media users have been urged to share it because its content is timely and relevant, especially with what's happening around the world.

The school's appeal to parents has been listed with five points. It talks of reminding children to use kind words like "I'm sorry" and "Thank you."

The letter also emphasized the importance of the home as the first place where children should learn respect, honesty, sympathy, cleanliness and orderliness. "Here at school, on the other hand, we teach language, math, history, geography, physics, sciences, and physical education," the letter stated. "We only reinforce the education that children receive at home from their parents."

Starts At 60 reports it's unclear if the letter did originate from a Portugal school but that detail seems to be irrelevant now. It has brought to light discussions on manners, however, particularly on social media.

"When [kids] come to school and behave like rude little thugs, you have to wonder what the parents are like," one mom said on Facebook. "I know my Johnny would [misbehave] if he thought he could get away with it."

The news comes as teachers getting blamed for how kids behave is on the rise. According to The New Yorker, whenever a social crisis hits, the public is quick to point fingers at schools and cite lack of education as the problem when they should be learning how to behave their best from their parents first and foremost.

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