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A Dangerous Parenting Fad

The Huffington Post – Emma Jenner

“When you remind your child to use her manners, you’re not raising her to be compliant, you’re raising her to know how to carry herself in the world. Manners are not just about having a perfectly polite child; they raise the issue of respect versus entitlement. Take the playdate, for example. It’s not just a simple “thank you for having me,” it’s the child acknowledging that: 1) someone went out of their way to extend an invitation and open their home; 2) it’s not a given — they’re not entitled to the playdate; and 3) they are thankful.”(more)

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