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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 233

Teaching Teens Manners

with guest Brooke Romney

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | April 17, 2024 | 35:00 min.

Brooke Romney takes us into the world of teaching manners and interpersonal skills to children. Brooke, author of “52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens,” shares her insight and inspiration behind her passion for etiquette. 

From observing kids who excel in social situations to those who struggle, Brooke and Dr. Meg discuss how etiquette can play a crucial role in boosting self-esteem and enhancing relationships. Packed with practical advice and real-life examples, this episode highlights the importance of manners in our hurried, often rude world.

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Brooke Romney

Brooke Romney is a writer, speaker and leader of an online community who helps moms of teens and tweens create meaningful, healthy and enjoyable relationships with their children through practical application, education and community. Her goal is for every family to feel confident and connected. The mother of four boys ages tween to adult, Brooke knows parenting perfection isn’t real and takes an honest and hopeful approach with her audience. Her best-selling book 52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens (Volumes 1 & 2) provides weekly tips to help parents and teens navigate the complexities of today’s world. The follow-up, 52 Modern Manners for Kids, will feature tips for kids and tweens aged four to 12 and is set to release this August. Brooke’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, Scary Mommy and Forbes. Brooke and her family live in Utah.

EPISODE NOTES

Manners may seem old-fashioned, but Brooke makes the case that it’s more relevant than ever in navigating today’s complex social landscape. 

Teaching our kids modern manners isn’t just about etiquette, it’s about giving our kids the tools to develop emotional intelligence to navigate the nuances of social interactions, relationships, and healthy boundaries. 

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

Mastering Modern Manners: Kids pick up on what we do. Actively praising and using polite words like please and thank you reinforces respectful behavior. 

Building Self-Confidence: Practicing manners can boost your child’s inner confidence and their social and emotional wellbeing, and equips them to better face challenges.

Developing Social Skills: Teaching manners and social skills can have a significant impact on your children’s self-esteem, relationships, and future success in both personal and professional endeavors.

 

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