Philadelphia, PA, November 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In recognition of an episode in which the value of chivalry was promoted, thus providing a positive message for young men and women, ABC's TV program "The Middle" and particularly cast members Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn and Atticus Shaffer have been awarded the honor of "Chivalry Role Model of the Month" for October, 2014.
The honor, presented by BringChivalryBack.com, recognizes noteworthy acts of chivalry, grandiose or small, which demonstrate the positive impact that chivalrous gestures by men can have.
During the episode of "The Middle" titled "Halloween V" which aired October 29, 2014, chivalry was promoted as valuable behavior.
In a scene after the character Brick, portrayed by Atticus Shaffer, returns home after abandoning a girl who had come to his house to visit, Brick's parents, played by Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn, give him tips on the kind of actions that will keep a girl's attention. They talk to him about the value of chivalry and how much it would help him to offer those gestures.
Relationship expert John Rasiej of BringChivalryBack.com remarks, "Brick's character on "The Middle" represents so much of what boys and young men go through, in not always knowing how to behave toward girls and women. That uncertainty leads to hesitation and lack of confidence, and can hinder them in developing healthy relationships."
He adds, "By showing a discussion of chivalry in a helpful positive way, the scene also serves as a reminder to parents of ways to help their children grow into caring and thoughtful adults."
This is the second Chivalry Role Model award for an ABC Television program. "Modern Family" was awarded the honor in July of this year.
BringChivalryBack.com aspires to rekindle the sincere practice of courteous behavior by men toward women. More information is available at www.BringChivalryBack.com and at the blog on that website. Mr. Rasiej may also be followed on twitter at @YesToChivalry and on facebook at www.Facebook/com/ChivalryMatters.