Teaching Manners Goes a Long Way Towards Maturity

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Manners are a very important part of a child's life, and the sooner you start teaching them, the better.
Air Date: 9/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Teaching Manners Goes a Long Way Towards Maturity
A first impression can help your child in many ways.

Proper manners will give the impression that your child is respectful, polite and courteous.

Saying please and thank you can be taught at an early age and will go a long way towards helping your child get along with other children, as well as the adults around them.

Children with good manners earn respect immediately; this can make them feel like they have earned that respect.

Dr. Corinn Cross discusses all the advantages of good manners and how your child will benefit from a lifetime of kindness and respect towards the people around them.

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