That is how you teach your child the manners of dealing with other people
Manners… How to teach them to your child? It is of great importance to know the answer because these manners are important for children so they can live properly within their societies. Firstly, It is important for children to learn how to say “hello”, “thank you” and so on. How do you help them doing so?
Manners that your child has to learn
- Start teaching your child politeness since their very first months. For example, tell them “good morning” or “good evening” whenever they wake up. And do not forget to say “see you later” whenever you part.
- Once the child is 8 months of age, you can teach them to say “goodbye” through waving their hands. Do not forget to constantly encourage and congratulate them.
- What if they refused to greet? Do not focus on this negatively. They might be shy. So be patient until they learn to do so. And remember that children’s looks or smiles might express greetings.
Gratitude and apology
- Repeat “thank you” within hearing of child since their very first months. As soon as they start to utter, there’s no doubt that they will mimic the saying to your hearing.
- As for apology, your child needs some time to fully understand the meaning behind it. And building social relationships will help them do that. If your child causes some other child to fall to the ground, suggest to your child to get the other child a small present as an apology.
- Not to interrupt other people while they are speaking: If you want your child to learn good manners, you must set up some limitations for them. For example, explain to them that they can participate in a certain conversation, but they need to wait for their turn.
- Calmly explain to them that it is wrong to raise up their voices while talking, because that might disturb other people.
- Once children have reached 3 years of age, they start to discover the impact of words. This is how they start to pick up some obscene words. Therefore, you must deal with the matter calmly and not scold them aggressively, as that might make them stick to saying obscene words as means of testing your authority. Say to them, for example, “I have heard you saying a bad word, but I’m sure that I’m wrong. you are a polite child and you would not do that”.
- Sneezing: Teach them in this case to use a napkin to their noses.
- Punctuality: Try to set yourself as the example they would look up to. Therefore, do not be late on taking them to the school, or on accompanying them to any other place.
- Watch out. Do not impose too many rules so they don’t feel like they are suffocating.