However small your house is, each
person has a right to his or her own space.
- Don`t open a closed door until you have knocked and waited for permission to
- Don`t go through anyone else`s cupboard, desk, box, or papers at home or
anywhere else without his permission or in his absence.
- Don`t read anyone`s letters or anything he has written (for example, a
diary) unless he asks you to.
- Don`t discuss the private affairs of your family with outsiders or tell them
about a family problem.
Another important part of family good manners is sharing. You share the
TV set, telephone and the bathroom and maybe a bedroom, a cupboard or a desk.
You share the chores. This means doing your bit, cleaning up after yourself and
sharing the responsibility for the safety of everyone in the house.