Originally posted on One African Storyteller:
Courtesy for Boys and Girls
I recently found this book when Gloria and Maybel were moving out of their apartment: Courtesy for Boys and Girls.
I remembered reading this book in elementary school. I was in Nigeria at the time so i doubt my school provided us with the text but my Mama had it at home. I would read through to find out what to so and what not to do in my environment.
Growing up, respect for elders, kindness, charity and hygiene among others were an integral part of a child’s behavior growing up. You had to be respectful to elders. Never address an adult by their first name, always use an appropriate prefix. We never used our left hand to collect something from anybody especially elders since it was a sign of disrespect. Don’t sit down when talking to your elders, unless they asked you to. Get…
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