Imagine this scenario:
You go out for a function and you notice this very well-behaved and you say to yourself “I wish my child is just like this”.
Well, there is goodnews! You can transform your child into that well-mannered child with the following tips:
• TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE POLITE:
Teach your child that being polite is a way of life. It is not something they should do periodically. Being rude might seem cool to their peers, but it is a real turn-off in the real world. Organise practice sessions where you and your child practice how to address elders, respond to questions, use the correct body language, be respectful, be kind, and be empathetic.
Don’t forget to teach them to use the magic words ‘ please, excuse me, sorry, thank you and Pardon me,.’ It might sound like it’s nothing much, but these words will help them as they grow.
• TEACH YOUR CHILD THE GREETING CULTURE:
Do you know that greeting isn’t just being respectful to older people? It is the first step in raising a socially intelligent child. When your child knows that greeting should come as easily as eating or speaking they’ll consciously remember to greet.
Remember, It is a continual effort, so each time your child forgets to greet, instead of punishing the child after the incident send the child to go and greet immediately. This, helping him become conscious of his greeting habit.
•. TEACH YOUR CHILD TO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE’S PRIVATE SPACE:
Privacy isn’t only not looking at people’s bags and devices without permission it also includes learning to knock before entering a room; not eavesdropping or interrupting a conversation.
• TEACH YOUR CHILD THE PROPER ETHICS TO OBSERVE DURING CONVERSATIONS
Is your child unnecessarily loud when talking? Help the child learn that you don’t have to shout to pass a point.
Also, let your child learn to avoid distracting behaviors during conversation such as playing with their phones or listening to music.
Help them learn the ethics of conversations.
•TEACH YOUR CHILD LIFE SKILLS
Learning to cook, clean, swim and take safety measures in case of emergencies are life skills that are a necessity for every child irrespective of their gender. Teaching your kindergarten kids something as simple as tying their shoelaces and clearing the table after meals can reduce your stress as a parent.
These skills will help them be dependable and useful to themselves and others.
Finally, be a role model for your child to follow as they learn from what you do more than from what you say.
At Simbed, we strive to raise morally sound children. That’s why we support our parents to teach good manners and life skills during our assembly talks and Social Polish classes.
If you want your child to be outstanding in academics and morals, join the Simbed Team.