"4 Ways to Raise a Child with Good Manners"
Parenting is a tough job, and the number one thing you want to do as a parent is raise your children with good manners. Teaching them how to say please and thank you, being respectful of others, and saying sorry when they've wronged someone are just a few examples of these lessons that will serve them well throughout their lives. In this blog post I'll outline 4 ways that you can teach your child good manners.
1. Teach children to say please and thank you
It's important for children to learn the social skills of saying please and thank you. It can be difficult at first, but with practice it will come more naturally. One way to help your child get into the habit of using these words is by establishing a routine that includes saying "please" or "thank you" every time they ask for something or receive something. For example, if your child asks for cereal in the morning, tell them it would be great if they said please before asking again when their bowl is empty. They might not always remember to say these words at first, but over time this should become natural!
2. Be polite in all situations, including when they're angry or frustrated
When you're a mom, sometimes things can get really tough. You have to be on your toes and stay ready for anything. There's no such thing as an average day with kids in the house! One of my favorite pieces of advice I received when I became a mother was from one of my friends who told me "Be polite in all situations, even if they're angry or frustrated." She said that it doesn't matter how mad people are at you, the best way to handle them is politely and calmly.
3. Teach kids to do things for themselves as soon as possible
I'm sure you've heard the phrase "teach your kids to fish" before. It means that as parents, we should teach our children how to be independent and take care of themselves as soon as possible. I believe this is a great philosophy because it helps them become more confident and learn skills they can use for the rest of their lives. Teaching kids to do things for themselves also reduces stress on parents who are often too busy with work or other responsibilities to always be around and help out. In this blog post: I'll share some tips about teaching kids independence at home, what chores will teach them valuable life skills, and how you can set up an environment where they're able to thrive on their own!
4. Encourage your child's manners by giving them a little reward every time they use good manners
Manners have a way of making people feel good about themselves. Parents, teachers and caregivers can instill confidence in a child by rewarding good manners with a little something every time they are demonstrated. This will teach them to be polite because it feels nice to be rewarded for their efforts!
In the following blog post we'll cover what you should do when your child is being rude, how rewards work as an incentive, and some tips on how to keep the reward system going well after your children start feeling more confident.
5. Praise children who are using good manners and don't punish those who aren't yet using them well
Children can be praised when they're using good manners and not punished for not yet having them. A lot of the time children who are just learning to use good manners will forget or get distracted and that's okay because we know they'll come back around to it.
When a child is doing well with their manners, it's important to make sure they feel appreciated and acknowledged. When a child does something negative like forgetting their please or thank you, there are other ways to fix this than punishing them (e.g., reminding them). When children do have good behaviors, parents should give praise so that the children understand how much work goes into being polite and respectful!
6. When teaching good manners, make it fun! Kids will be more likely to remember what you teach if they enjoy the process of learning it
Kids will remember what you teach if they enjoy the process of learning. There is a lot that goes into teaching kids, but it's important to make sure that while you're busy teaching them new things, that they are also having fun and enjoying their time with you. If your child feels like they can't wait for your next lesson, then chances are good that they'll be able to retain the information better from this session. These lessons will be more memorable and more enjoyable because your child was engaged in the process of learning from beginning until end!