From Yahoo!, via the source of all good things on the Internet: Twenty-five Manners Every Kid Should Know by Age Nine. FOCUS: Discuss the list. Did you do all of these as a child? Do you do them as an adult? If you have a child near or beyond age 9, were they practicing all these manners? ALT FOCUS: Manners in an increasingly informal world. Did you parents send you to Cotillion to learn how to eat a cookie with a fork and knife?