Yes, Please: Vintage Magazine Offers ‘Lessons in Manners for Children’ with Unintentional Hilarity (PHOTOS)
It’s never too early to teach kids about manners, with those as young as 2 and 3 capable of uttering “please” and “thank you” among their first words.
Manners get more nuanced as children grow older, and given that there’s no shortage of people with bad manners, they can’t be taught often or emphatically enough the importance of acting civilized.
In the early 1950s, Highlights for Children magazine printed a series of cartoons relating to children and what constitutes proper manners. While the messages aren’t necessarily outdated, somehow the delivery seems awfully antiquated.
Take a look:
All photos used with permission from Retronaut.co
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