What is happening to children’s manners these days? Why are children not taught to be polite especially when talking to adults. My daughter has one friend who could use a course on manners. She can be down and outright rude sometimes. I told my daughter if she starts acting like her than that will be the end of her friendship with her. Here are some examples of her rudeness. One day we invited her and her cousin to go bowling with us. We are all at my house waiting for Mikaela’s friend to join us. All the kids were outside playing soccer when my husband came in and asked what was wrong with Maddie’s friends- Why did they leave? I told him I had no idea why? I asked Maddie- she said that they had gotten tired of waiting and decided to leave. They left without a good bye or a thank you. I mean how rude can you get. Another instance is when I went up to her before a soccer game congratulating her on some good news and instead of being gracious and accepting the congratulations she was sulking on the soccer bench. I don’t know about you but when I was younger and I treated an adult the way she is allowed to treat adults, I would have been knocked through the floor. (Not really but you get the idea.) Tell me how do you deal with your children;s friends being rude to you? I think manners should be taught in school as a required class.