Fortunately, my dad showed me how a gentleman behaves. He would walk on the "street-side" of the sidewalk, open doors for my mom and his girls, speak kindly and calmly, and show respect for others.
My husband is the same way, and I tell you, it makes all the difference in the world.
Now I have two sons who need to learn these kinds of skills, and I'm realizing that gentlemen don't spontaneously appear. They have to be carefully educated.
So here's a video showing how we're working with three-year-old Spencer:
This little guy melts my heart. He sat there staring through the doors for a couple of minutes, hoping someone would come out and appreciate his door-opening services. I'm thrilled with his love for helping people, but now I need more ideas. What kinds of things can I do to help my sons become gentlemen? Please, please share!