Your children’s actions to be rude are not always intended. Most of the time your children don’t realize they are being impolite by interrupting, being loudly observing something around them, or picking their nose. In the busy time of life, hustling and bustling, as parents sometimes we don’t have the time to focus on teaching our children good manners. However, reinforcing some of the must do manners can help you raise a polite child that is kind and well-liked.
Teach your children these 10 most important manners.
- When asking for something say “Please”.
- When receiving something say “Thank you”.
- Don’t interrupt those who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. If you don’t get their attention right away, use the phrase “excuse me” as this is the politest way to get someone’s attention and to enter into a conversation.
- Never comment on other person’s physical characteristics unless it’s to compliment them. compliments are always welcomed!
- When someone asks you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
- If you are over at someone’s house, like a friend’s house, remember to thank the host of the house for having you over and for the good time you had there.
- If you bump into somebody, immediately say, “Excuse me” or apologize for bumping into them by saying “Sorry”.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth. If you need to pick your nose go to the bathroom to get a tissue or towel. Never pick your nose in public.
- Hold the door open for others as you walk through a door.
- Keep a napkin on your lap when you are eating, you can use it to wipe your mouth when needed.
What are some manners you find necessary to teach your children? Share blow in the comments with us!