Teaching Manners

Teaching Manners

Q. Talking to my kids about having good manners is not working as well as planned. What else can I do?

A. Early in life, kids are taught proper manners because most parents understand the social, educational and, eventually, professional benefits it could have on their child’s future. Kids do watch their parents, so make sure they see your own good manners often. Being polite and respectful at home will help children learn to navigate through life’s challenges appropriately, like having consideration for the rights and feelings of others. Continue to talk about how being on time and showing up when they say they will, having good table manners, and being polite to others will keep them on the guest list of any party or gathering! Regularly discuss cell phone etiquette. Start with no phones during dinner!

Amber Griffin \ Owner, Model Prep \ www.modelprep.com

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