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Posted On August - 4 - 2011 0 Comment

A child’s education is not limited to teaching him how to write, read and calculate. Thus, he must learn how to behave with others, and this is your responsibility. Get him used since little with the good manners, because these are the key to his success in society.

A good-mannered child will do better in social relationships and feel more comfortable with others than one which lacks the seven years from home. Perhaps the best way to get him used to good manners is to be you, parents, a good model for him. Begin to teach him simple things since the early age: to greet, to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. But good growth should not stop here.

The child will need to know what is right and what is not when eating, when going into visit or to a party and even in a conversation with a friend. Good manners shape his behavior in society and teach him what is respect, and respectful children will be treated with respect. Thus, how do you teach your child the good manners?

What do you do and what not. Teaching children the code of good manners is a daily process that will take time and you will have many occasions to advise him in the right direction. Remember these tips:

– Even if he did wrong several times, do not rush to conclude that he is impolite or that you have forgotten something very important. It is possible to need only one or two lessons of good manners for the problem to be solved.

– Explain clearly and teach him what to do or not. Rather than tell him ‘Stop being so rude’ (it’s hard for him to understand), say ‘It is not polite to burp at dinner, but if you do, you ought to apologize’. Or, if he yells in the house, do not say ‘Stop the screams in the house’, but be gentle so he can basically understand what you expect from him: ‘Please do not raise your voice in the house’.

– If your child expresses his feelings using expressions or attitudes less polite, not cut him short, but try to rephrase. For example when the child says ‘Iach, I feel like throwing up when I see this green stuff’, you say to him ‘It would have been nicely to say that you do not like spinach’.

– Be understanding and accept his mistakes. Remember that he is not yet mature enough to know better how to behave in certain situations. And we adults often make mistakes.

Finally, education is done only at home with discretion, in the family. Do not teach him or criticize him in public, do not humiliate and hurt him in front of strangers, even if the mistake was quite big. By making him a scene in front of others proves that you too have not paid attention to good manners lessons. Be consistent. Did you teach him from two years old to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’? At six years old is obvious that he should use them.
However, the education process does not stop at a certain age. It’s never too late to learn something!

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