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Monday, September 25, 2006

A lesson in manners


Pre-kindergarteners in Natick are getting a lesson in etiquette -- and it's not just to make them proper ladies and gentlemen.

A parenting column in today's Globe emphasizes how important it is for young children to be taught the importance of calling each other by their given names, which reduces bullying.

Pre-schoolers at the Tobin School in Natick are greeted and dismissed every day by a handshake and personalized greeting or farewell from their teacher.

"Their faces just light up," said Lori Davis, a preschool teacher at the Tobin School.

-- Erica Tochin

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