Greater-Expectations-The-Cowboys-Guide-For-Single-Moms-Raising-Boys-MainPhotoCourtesy and respect are concepts that are well worth it to master. “Life can be very tough and no matter what type of life we lead, we will always have to deal with people,” says Davidds-Wright. “Saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ will take you a long way in life and get you what you want, most of the time.” And don’t forget that one of the best ways to instill good manners in your children is to model these behaviors yourself. “Manners need to start at home,” says Davidds-Wright. Here are ten essentials.

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