Teaching Children Good Manners
Teaching children good manners go far beyond having good behavior at home. As kids grow up, the things they are taught as a child are showcased in their behavior as a teenager and adult. Plus, it translates over to other areas of life, including relationships, school and work. It’s very important to nip problems in the bud, so that you won’t have to deal with an out-of-control kid or teen that has no manners at all. Unfortunately, there are a lot of parents today who are dealing with this problem because they don’t see or choose to ignore early warning signs. Some may find talking back or fighting cute when kids are young, but it can turn into something that is unbearable as they get older. Trying to transform a child at a later age is a lot harder because they are pretty much set in their ways. You’ll have to do more disciplining than you should have to, only if you paid attention to the warning signs at the beginning.
When you have children, it’s important that you instill your morals in them at a young age. Good manners should consist of the basic “please” and “thank yous”, but it should also include how to treat other human beings. Laughing when people fall down, pushing, or making fun of people is never okay. Being a bully is never a good thing, and a lot of bullies grow up to be criminals or people in the workplace that prey on weaker co-workers. Most of us have dealt with a bully at some point in time, so keep in mind the distress it can cause.
As you are teaching your child manners, make sure to be consistent. Don’t let the child get away with being rude or obnoxious more than one time. If they like to throw tantrums in public or do anything else inappropriate, it must be handled accordingly. Just stick to your methods and nip all bad behaviors in the bud and you should have a well-mannered child now and in the future.