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12 Good Manners Your Kid Must Learn

12 Good Manners Your Kid Must Learn

It is never too early to teach your child good manners. In fact, it is better to start teaching your children good manners as early as possible so that they always follow them. Read on to learn about the 12 good manners which you must cultivate in your child right from early childhood.

Manners and etiquette in children show that they have been nurtured well in their families. Although, instilling good manners can be difficult with some kids, you should not give up and be particular about following them. Some deliberate teaching and modelling at home by the adults will help instil good manners in your children.

One of the best things about learning good manners is that once learned it makes everyone’s life more pleasant. It will make him a successful person eventually because civility is a prerequisite in any society you move in. Similarly, families that practice good manners do not just function well outside, but also experience more optimism and have reduced conflicts internally. You will strengthen the bonding as well.

12 Specific Manners That Your Child Needs to Learn

Here are 10 basic good manners which you must teach your child to inculcate good behaviour in him or her.

  1. Saying “Please” and “Thank You”

    These two words are said to be magic words. You can teach these even before your child starts talking. Make saying “please” and “thank” you a habit in your home and this will make these courtesies a habit in your child’s life automatically.

  2. Asking Before Taking Anything

    Children should learn that they have to ask before taking anything that is not theirs. This should also include mom and dad’s stuff. If they need to borrow something, they should return it with thanks as well.

  3. Saying “Sorry”

    Your child should know how to say sorry for real and not the way most kids say habitually. Do not force your child to say sorry. Remember, empathy is an important life skill that you have to instil.

  4. Knocking on Doors Before Entering

    Privacy is very important especially at home. If the door is closed it is respectful to knock at the door and wait for the permission before you enter. This applies for both, parents and children. So, if you want to teach your child etiquette, you should practice what you preach.

  5. Cover Mouth When Sneezing and Coughing

    This is one of the important manners that your child should be used to even before going to school. Teachers also appreciate children with such manners.

  6. Saying “Excuse Me”

    Children are by nature impatient and so they should be taught how to say ‘excuse me’ and wait for permission to talk. This will make them learn how and when they can interrupt elders and when they cannot.

  7. Sitting Quietly When Needed

    Although this is very difficult to be taught to kids, it is an important one that you should help your child understand. May be you will need to convince and take some time prior to that event or moment, but it is important you do it patiently.

  8. Not Making Fun of People

    Toddlers and small kids are notorious and they should be taught to never make fun of anyone neither in public nor in private. Make them realize that sometimes these insults hurt other people’s feelings.

  9. Being Helpful and Compassionate

    Help your child recognize ways to be helpful and compassionate in life. This will make them feel good about others and they will be liked by others as well. For example, if they are old enough to understand traffic rules, they should be taught to help a blind person to cross the road, offer seat in public transport to senior citizens and pregnant women etc.

  10. Phone Etiquettes

    Teach your child how to talk on phone and how to remain silent when one is talking. Both the things are important and will leave good impression of your child on others.

  11. Respecting Elders and Teachers

    By being a role model it is important to teach children that elders and teachers hold special place in our lives as they show us the right path to lead our lives. Therefore, it is important to respect elders and teachers.

  12. Having Conversation the Right Way

    Children should learn that they should talk softly. Yelling, shouting and screaming are not the right ways to communicate. No matter how angry or frustrated they are feeling, they must talk softly. Again this habit can be instilled in a child by being a role model. Never yell or shout at your child. If you are angry, give yourself sometime and talk to your child after you calm down. You child must also learn that he or she should not talk in between when two people are talking.

    While having a conversation, you must teach your child that it is important to let the other person complete what he or she wants to say and only speak after he or she is done.

While having a conversation, you must teach your child that it is important to let the other person complete what he or she wants to say and only speak after he or she is done.
Following the above tips you can help your child have a sense of responsibility and stay well-disciplined in their later life also.

How to cultivate good manners in kids? What is the right age to teach good manners to kids? Which good manners can be inculcated in toddlers easily? Discuss here.

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Vishesh Shrivstava
Vishesh Shrivstava.5 years ago
Manners are of utmost importance. Saying sorry, asking permission before doing anything should be expected from the kids. My kid had the habit of asking sorry or thank you even before we taught her. Also now her school Orchids International has a great part in making her learn the very basic manners which she is also following regularly.
Ranjini.5 years ago
My sister-in-law's kids is a 4 year old manner less boy. When I tell her that she should teach her basic manners she does not agree. She says that the child is too young to learn manners. Is that right? I want to prove that children should learn manners and discipline when they are 2 year old.
Maya.5 years ago
Parents must start teaching these good manners right from early age.
Divyanka.5 years ago
It is important to teach all these good manners to kids
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