Teaching good manners to children in this lockdown is a great use of your time. It is never too early to start and this can set your children up for success later in life.
Here are 7 essentials to teach your children:
Say “please” and “thank you”.
Your children must always say, “please” when asking for something and “thank you” when receiving something or someone has helped them.
Say “Excuse me”
Teach them to say, “Excuse me” when they need to get through a crowd or want to get someone’s attention.
Children need to learn not to interrupt, whether it be interrupting a conversation between two people that they are not a part of (unless it is an emergency) or when someone is speaking to them.
Always ask permission
Teach your child to always ask permission. It’s important that they understand if they aren’t sure about taking or using something, it is always better to ask first.
The importance of hygiene
Teach them to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze and to wash their hands regularly. This is not just important now while we are in the middle of a pandemic, but is important always.
Respond to greetings politely
Teach them to politely respond when someone asks them how they are and to always ask the question back.
Tell them how important it is to respect other people’s privacy. Always knock on closed doors and wait for a response before opening it. Are you setting a good example?
Once your children have good manners, you will be so pleased you took the time teaching good manners to children. They will make you proud and they will be a pleasure for everyone to be around. As well as this, they will show up children who have bad manners.