Someone once said manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. In all part of their lives, children with great manners have a great advantage.
They able to make friends better, get along better and respect their teachers, and are able to go on far in life as manners is one essential element that a person has to obtain in life.
There are many ways to give your child this life-long gift. First up, being a parent yourself, you have to show a good example towards your children of being someone with manners. The children are watching and “recording”, whether in the home, car, work even on vacation.
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When you show your kids how to treat people nicely with respect, they will follow your actions and learn on what is right and wrong, since actions speak louder than words.
You could even provide kids what they want only when they use manners. For example, when my daughters, Tanya and Charissa come up to me asking for something that they could have, I always make sure they say “Please” and “Thank You”.
Reminding them every time to say these words, and to talk politely will make them remember that they are even supposed to talk the same way towards outsiders as well.
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Moving on, to put in good manners into your children, you should never speak to them in anger or end up scolding them. Because if you scold them, they would never learn, instead they would be more afraid to coming up to you whenever you want to talk to them.
If my daughters make any mistakes, I sit them down and explain to them that what their mistakes were, so that they are able to correct it the next time.
It is always important to ensure that your children have manners. After all, there are some things that money can’t buy, like manners, morals and integrity and when you have good manners, you get to open doors the best education cannot.