Helping Your Child Develop Good Manners
Every parent wants the best for their children. Good manners are a fundamental part of their development that not only leads to good behaviour but also builds confidence. Here are some tips for helping your child develop good manners:
Praising your child for their good behaviour and good manners is important, as it will encourage them to act this way again. Positive reinforcement is more effective than punishing bad behaviour. An incentive like special time together can be useful to reward them, while it’s important to explain why you are praising them.
Be a Role Model
Children learn from their parents. In order for your child to learn good manners, you must model them yourself. Demonstrating patience and respect when interacting with people sets a good example for your child.
Example in Public
Making sure your child follows good manners when you’re in public is important. Explain the importance of behavior and maintain rules such as ‘no screaming in the restaurant’ or ‘talk quietly in the library’. Provide them with clear instructions and consequences if they are not followed.
Explaining the Consequences
- Show them how their manners affect other people, explain that yelling in public disturbs and scares people.
- Explain to them the consequences of not using good manners, such as hurting someone’s feelings.
- Encourage them to think about their behavior and the implications it has on other people.
Good manners come with practice and discipline. Helping your child develop good manners takes patience and consistency, but the rewards will be worth it in the end. You’ll be giving your child the skills they need to succeed in life.