Good manners are not taught only in schools or any religious
places, they are also taught in the home. Every parent wishes their children to
be polite using the words like “thank you” and “please”. Teaching children good
manners is not a very tough task; understanding the basis of good manners will
help you teach your children acquire them.
a Role Model
are like sponges; they soak up everything and get influenced easily. It is very
important on how you behave. You should be kind, gracious, and truthful if you
expect your children to be the same. They look up to you, and your behavior
reflects on your children.
Give Them the 5 Words
you”, “Please”, “May I …”, “Excuse me”, and “Sorry” – these are the primary
words that you should introduce in your kids’ vocabulary. Use these words when
your kids are as young as only 6 months old. Help them master these words at an
Make Them Practice at Home
should not expect your children to be well mannered all of a sudden in public.
They have to practice the same at home to get engaged in the role. They will
take time to have lots of practice in the fine art of social graces.
Give Them Positive Reinforcement
their good manners by praising them. Mostly, parents respond only to their
kids’ bad behavior, ignoring the positive actions and the good manners they
show at times. Kids want attention; it is better if you give them when they are
doing good things.
Teach Them to Wait for Their Turn
you are talking, you should teach them to wait and listen to what you say, and
then when you pause, then they have a chance to speak. Similarly, when they
speak, you should not interrupt and be a good listener just as you expect them
to be when you are talking.
Correct Them on the Spot but Politely
pile up a list of bad manners and burst them all at a time. Your kids do not
have the power to grab so much information at once. It is always better to
rectify them if they have gone wrong right at that moment politely and clear
the situation. This is more effective.
Mind Your Language
ever use abusive language in front of your children – it is a strict “no-no.”
Even if you catch your kids using any unpleasant words, take a moment and talk
to them, tell them not to use the word again and ask them to be sorry as well.
Remember to be well-spoken yourself.
Teach Them Table Manners
your kids the most important table manners like keeping a napkin on the lap,
elbows off the table, do not eat with mouth opened, do not make noise while
eating, do not talk while chewing, etc. at an early stage. Teach them how to
set a table for a family dinner when they grow up a little.
Teach Your Children to Be Sensitive
sensitive is one of the most valuable qualities and can be taught at an infant
age. Sensitive children know how to respect, they care for others’ feelings,
they understand the value of sharing – these will naturally help them become a
Learn to Coach
your children to set goals in their life and a time limit for them. Set the
rules as well. Help them work on their goals. Keep them motivated and
encouraged. Teach them real life values as they grow up. Keep no stones
unturned to coach them to be a good person if life.
expect changes in your children overnight. Be patient, give them time, keep
teaching the moral values every day, listen to them, talk to them, never fail
to show love and trust and watch in years how your kids have turned out to be
such a good-mannered person.