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Five tricks to teaching your child courteous communication

Jan. 28, 2010 at 9:19 AM ET

From Faye Rogaski, founder of Socialsklz.comRespect for yourself is the foundation of respect for others.Take the time to show your child how to properly greet and introduce him/herself to others.Go through the exercise of writing and sending a thank you note.While your children might not be using modern technology yet, take the time to familiarize yourself with chatrooms, Facebook, texting, blogging and instant messaging.As soon as you start hearing the improper use of the word “like” in your child’s vocabulary, explain what the proper use of “like” is.Faye Rogazki is the founder of Socialsklz.com. Learn more by visiting her site.Have your own secrets for teaching kids proper etiquette? Share your tips here.Related stories:

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