It’s a Babywise Friendly Blog Network pinterest day! Check out our pinterest board for lots of great posts from all the ladies. Today we are all writing about virtues.
My title may seem confusing, because as I said we are talking virtues today. Are manners really a virtue? I know I often think of kindness, generosity, patience, etc when I hear the word virtue. But really, I do think manners fit in to this. Let’s be real, it is hard to act with kindness and respect towards others or yourself if you are being rude. Manners allow for civil discourse, which allows other virtues to shine through, So yes, manners are a virtue and they matter. I fully admit I am no Emily Post by any means. I am not perfect at them, and I am for sure no expert. I also know that different situations call for different types/levels of manners. But at the end of the day using your manners and being polite show respect for those around you and respect for yourself. They allow us all to function in society with a level of kindness and decency. Because of this I really emphasize manners in Ben. I plan to focus on it with him and the girls as they grow. (I admit though, I give the three month olds a pass on manners, despite the large numbers of times they have burped at me.)