Here is the list.
1. When asking for something, say “Please”.
2. When receiving something, say “Thank you”.
3. Do not interrupt grow-ups when they are talking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are done talking with each other.
4. If you do need to get somebody’s attention immediately, the phrase “Excuse me” is the most polite way to enter the conversation.
5. When you have any doubt about something, ask permission first. It can save you from hours of grief later on.
6. The world is not interested what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself or between friends and out of earshot of adults.
7. Do not comment on people’s physical characteristics unless, of course, it’s a compliment, which is always welcome.
8. When people ask you how you are, tell them then ask how they are.
9. When leaving a friend’s house, remember to thank the friend’s parents for letting you over and for the good time you had.
10. Knock on closed doors -and wait for a response- before entering.
11. When making a phone call, introduce yourself first, then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
12. Be appreciative and say “thank you” for any gift you receive. In the age of email, a handwritten “thank you” note can have a powerful effect.
13. Never use foul language in front of adults, they already know all those words and find them boring and unpleasant.
14. Don’t call people mean names.
15. Do not be mean to any person for any reason. Teasing shows that you are weak, and ganging up on someone is cruel.
16. Even if a play or assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested; the presenters and performers are doing their best.
17. If you bump into someone, immediately say “excuse me”.
18. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don’t pick your nose in public.
19. As you walk through a door, see if you can hold it open for anyone else.
20. If you come across a parent, teacher, or neighbor doing something, ask if you can help. If they say “yes” then do so- you may learn something new.
21. When an adult asks for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.
22. When someone helps you, say “thank you”. They will probably want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!
23. Use eating utensils properly. If you are unaware how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.
24. Keep a napkin in your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.
25. Don’t reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
Here are the ones I use
Here are the ones I sometimes use
Here are the ones I rarely use