Two students working in partners.

Boy: Did you get the pencils?

Girl: No..

Boy: Well that's ok I'll get it because I'm the gentleman...

#chivalry #gentleman

I thought this was the cutest thing! In this conversation, we see that this young boy has seen, or has been taught, what it means to be a 'gentleman'.  In this case, a boy who takes the lead or does something for a girl is considered ‘gentleman-like’ - he understood it so much that he even lablled his actions.

Lesson we learn from this: we are always sending messages to our children - whether explicitly or implicitly.  

Do you think raising young boys to be gentleman is a lost art? Is that a word that society still upholds?


Article By

Stephanie Duff

Educator and Author
She is a passionate teacher in Toronto, Canada who has been teaching children for over 10 years.

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