Category Archives for Manners

How one coach turned a LaxBro into a well-mannered young man

A majority of adults believe our culture is more rude and less civilized than a generation ago. If you recently … Continue reading

08. January 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Family, Manners, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Lynn: Teach your children (sons) well

This past weekend, my 16-year-old daughter attended her Homecoming dance with her very first date ever. It was an epic … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by Lynn Armitage
Categories: American Teens, Education, Family, Feminism, Manners, Mom Warned Me, Parenting, PC Values, Uncategorized, Values, Women, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Marybeth: A tactful response to untactful garb

To: Marybeth From: Irritated Aunt My 13-year-old son will be confirmed in a solemn ceremony at our church. We have … Continue reading

14. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Family, Fashion, Manners, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

Marybeth: Sullen tween daughter need not be the norm

To: Marybeth From: Preteen Parent How do I survive a moody 12-year-old daughter without damaging our relationship (or killing her)? … Continue reading

10. April 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Manners, Parenting, Values | 3 comments

Marybeth: Cussing teenager offers up crucial teaching moment

  This week’s email brought a complicated family problem: From: A Worried Single Mom To: Marybeth My 15-year-old daughter has … Continue reading

20. March 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Manners, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

Ursula: Where was Mrs. Emsley when Mr. Emsley needed the honest truth?

I wonder if wife Susanne ever walked into the room where her husband, artist Paul Emsley, was working on his … Continue reading

11. January 2013 by Ursula Hennessey
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Manners | 1 comment

Mary: Bonus: Moms Live Longer

  A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health states that “mortality is higher among the childless.” … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: Family, Manners, Not Making This Up, Parenting, Values, Women | Leave a comment

Stacy: Kathy Griffin’s below the belt comedy displays cracks in the culture

There’s just not an appropriate way to describe Kathy Griffin’s behavior with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on New Years Eve. To … Continue reading

03. January 2013 by Stacy Washington
Categories: Family, Manners, Media, Uncategorized, Values | Tags: | 4 comments

Carol: “Benevolent Sexism” Is Nothing But Chivalry

Yesterday, Emily Efshani Smith had an excellent piece on the Atlantic web site titled “Let’s Give Chivalry Another Chance.”   The … Continue reading

12. December 2012 by Carol Liebau
Categories: Common Sense, Cool Women, Feminism, Manners, Mom Warned Me, Sex, Values, Women | 1 comment

Marybeth: Another vile ad shows who’s uncivil in political debate

A Wisconsin mom named  Keelea Chartrand made news recently because she complained about some Republican-supported campaign advertisments. The attack ads … Continue reading

31. October 2012 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Manners, Obama, Politics, Romney, Values | 2 comments