You Are Visitor Number
stats counter

Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Articles, Gain Insight, Paris Life | 0 comments

Gain Insight: Students Need Manners

Pat Palmeri of Insight Counseling & Psychological Assessment Paris Texas, is here to answer your questions. Use the form below to ask the therapist.

I’m a teacher’s assistant at a local school. I never hear please and say thank form the kids who attend school. I have
tried to talk to their parents about this but they always side with their kids. Most of the teachers try to remind the
kids of their manners. I thought that since we lived in Texas,  people would take more pride in being polite and well
 mannered. Is there anything else we can do to get the point across?

Miss Manners


Dear Miss Manners,
If the parents side with the children then you have an up hill battle.  You can withhold requests until the child requests it by ‘please and thank you.’ Otherwise, the best you can hope for is they learn from your example because you are consistently using these courtesies.  Another thing you could do is to plan with the teacher a class in polite speech and action.  At the end, let the kids know that from now on this lesson will be practiced every day  throughout the rest of the school year.    I don’t know what age child you are teaching.  If it’s 6 through 10 you can use reward for the children who are  consistently  demonstrating  the behaviors.  You know how that works.  A class like this may make such an impression on the children it follows them throughout their  lives regardless of what has or has  not been learned at home.

Gain Insight

Ask Pat Palmeri of Insight Counseling and Psychological Assessment your question below

Name you want posted (IE. Concerned Citizen)

Your Email (required) You will not be emailed


Your Question

The name submitted will be used in the question and answer. Please note that any answer given by Pat Palmert of Insight Counseling is an opinion based on her experiences, and professional opinion. InParisTexas, its advertisers, affiliates, owners, employees, Insight Counseling, or any other entity connected with the site cannot be held liable for any actions taken by following any advice given on the site. Thank you for your submission.

Check this box to accept the above statement




Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Warning: Unknown: open(/tmp/sess_8d748bb4d5f6425f4e5a5d584855f968, O_RDWR) failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/tmp) in Unknown on line 0