Let's see if you think children today are raised the same as they were back then.
It was important to Victorian parents to teach their children the rules of etiquette. To do the right thing at the right time. Children were treated as little men and women and were expected to obey the same etiquette rules as adults did. It was believed that a child would learn to be gentle, calm and patient and treat everyone with consideration and kindness.
1. Never talk back to older people, especially your father and mother.
2. Never whine or frown when spoken to by your elders.
3. Never argue with your elders for they know best.
4. Never do anything that is forbidden by your elders.
5. Do as you are told in a pleasant and willing way.
6. Never contradict anyone under any circumstances. It is very impolite.
7. Always great members of your family when entering a room.
8. Always bid good bye to members of your family when you leave the room.
9. Always rise to a standing position when a visitor enters.
19. Never address a visitor until he/she has started the conversation.
12. Never all your parents to bring you a chair and never allow them to get one for themselves. Wait on them instead of being waited on.
13. Talk in a low, even voice.
14. Never run up and down the stairs or across the room.
15. Always give way to younger children. It is your duty to look after them.
16. Never retire without saying good night.
17. Keep yourself clean and neat looking at all times.
18. Keep your hair combed, nails clean and shoes looking nice.
19. Keep your clothes pressed and brushed.
So what do you think? Are children today raised the same way as they were two hundred years ago?