Why You Should Teach Your Children Manners
Have you ever just been out in public and you see kids really acting up and the parents are doing absolutely nothing about it? Or maybe you experience children that when you do things for them or give them things, they don’t properly respond with simply saying “Thank You.” This can just be a bit frustrating because well everything is just a bit more pleasant when the proper manners are used. Today I am going to be sharing with you a few tips for teaching YOUR kids the basic manners that every person should have and why it will benefit them in the long run to have them!
Let’s face it, no one likes to interact with a rude person. Although people are not going to expect a complete and totally well mannered child because they don’t know any better, but if you start them out knowing their manners while they are young this will benefit them for their future! Not only does this make them a more pleasant, and polite person but it will also help them when it comes to getting a good job and simply getting through life! Everyone likes a very well mannered person!
Now, let’s get into talking about some really basic manners that you can teach your children when they are young and that they will carry throughout their lives.
Please and Thank You: This is probably the biggest and simplest thing that you can teach to your children! Simply teach them it is important when asking for things to say please beforehand and thank you after. Saying please is going to make it much more likely for a person to grant their request and saying thank you shows that person that they are grateful for what they gave to them or did for them.
Don’t Interrupt: This is a bit more difficult for children to get a grasp on because they don’t know any better, but simply teach them that interrupting is rude. Whether that mean interrupting someone if they are saying something to them or if a person is having another conversation with someone else and they interrupt them. Teach them that they need to wait their turn to speak to that person.
May I?: When asking for things it is much more polite to say “May I…?” versus “Can I…?” Just simply teach them to replace can I with May I when it comes to requesting things from people, and of course add on that please as well!
Eating Food Etiquette: When it comes to eating it is very important to teach your children proper table manners! This includes chewing with their mouths closed, keeping their elbows off the table, and including May I, Please, and Thank You that we talked about before.
Proper Conversation Etiquette: Lastly, teaching you children proper manners when it comes to having a conversation with someone is so important! Teach them that they should keep up eye contact with the other person, speak clearly and loud enough that they can be heard. Being able to communicate properly and hold a conversation is a really important trait to have later in life.
These are just a few really basic manners and etiquette that they are able to learn as younglings! I promise it’s easier to teach them these things while they are still really young than it is to change their bad habits later in life! So please, try to teach your kiddos these basic manners so they can grow up to be happy, pleasant, and polite people in life!