Monday, October 29, 2012

Manners for Minors

Parents: Listen up! 
Children pay more attention to what you do than to what you say. Start teaching your children manners from the time they are born, and you will not have to retrain them when they get older. Day by day, prepare them for adulthood.
Parents’ Tips for Teaching Children
> Be consistent and persistent in teaching children manners. It is not a quick fix; it must become a habit.
> Incorporate the words “thank you” and “please” into children’s
vocabulary at a very early age.

> Teach your children the art of writing thank-you notes as soon as the child learns to write—never underestimate the power of a thank-you note.
> Practice meeting people by role-playing with your children beforehand.
> With your children, practice firmly shaking hands (web to web).
> Teach children dining basics at an early age, and help them continue to progress as they get older.
> Do not take them out to eat if they are not well-behaved in public. Keep working on it at home.
> Teach your children not only how to apologize, but also how to ask for forgiveness.
> Teach children to do random acts of kindness for family and friends.
> Do not criticize or embarrass children in front of their friends; it will scar them for life.
Set children up for success by setting expectations before yougo into social situations.
The early years are the formative
years, so do not wait until your
children are teenagers before you
start teaching them social skills.

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