Youth advised to display good manners

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Youth advised to display good manners by: – July 1, 2014 Tweetcenter_img Share 84 Views   no discussions Executive director of Junior Achievement Dominica, Natasha Yeeloy LabadDominican youth are being advised that there is nothing wrong with displaying good manners. Executive director of Junior Achievement Dominica, Natasha Yeeloy Labad says there seems to be a myth among teenagers that being well-mannered is not acceptable.“Being well-mannered, it doesn’t mean that you are a nerd, or that you are uncool, or that you have to be fake and I think that is the concept that a lot of our children, especially our teenagers have”.She explained in an interview with Dominica Vibes that some teenagers think that being part of what the society has accepted as the norm, “means that they are somehow uncool”.“Whether you’re Rastafarian or Christian or whatever, it takes nothing out of you to be able to greet someone, have respect for life, the aged”.Mrs Labad noted that showing love and kindness, or offering someone assistance “is a deep reflection of who you are”.“A lot of times people think it’s a reflection of the other person but the fact is it a deep reflection of who you are”.She noted further that etiquette is like a code of conduct which can either include or exclude people.“I think one of the most important things about etiquette and comportment is that it’s sort of like a hidden code of conduct”.“I think a lot of people utilize that sort of code as a standard and once something is written as a standard or becomes the expected social standard or norm regarding behavior, how someone speaks or how someone walks, or just how they behave themselves, it then becomes sort of like a measure,” Mrs Labad said.She has advised parents to ensure that their children know what etiquette and comportment are.“It must speak about some sense of maturity or responsibility and I think it’s important and essential that we teach our children about those unwritten and written codes in terms of how to behave, how to speak”.Mrs Labad was one of five speakers at an interactive session for Grade Six students of the Roseau Primary School last week. She presented on the topic ‘Etiquette and deportment’. The session was organized by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) via videoconference technology.Over one hundred and seventy (170) students from across the eight Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries participated in the session, which targeted schools from the ECCU’s Primary School Mentorship Program.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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