Manners are, quite simply, life skills. It’s a must for teachers to instruct their children in the basics, starting from birth. But with two-parent working families, manners have been put on the back burner. Teachers could be imparting some of this knowledge, yet rare is the school that includes manners in its curriculum perhaps because of tight schedules and other priorities. Yet, these good manners form the basis for early confidence and self esteem, and provide the foundation for success later on.