There are many different kinds of good character traits to teach your kids—and some of them have to do with basic etiquette. Having proper manners is such an important thing for a person to grow up with, and it’s kind of like the bare minimum of being a social person in society. If you want your child to grow up having good manners, here are some basic lessons to teach them.
Please and Thank You
It’s so basic, and yet it might be one of the most important cornerstones in society. Whether you’re talking to a loved one, a friend, a colleague, or even a stranger (especially a stranger!), frequently saying the words “please” and “thank you” are incredibly powerful. Teach your kids to do it so that they do it often without even realizing they’re doing it.
Complimenting the Chef
When someone makes you a meal and you proceed to eat it, what do you usually tell them? It’s usually something along the lines of complimenting them on what they made—even if what they made wasn’t exactly groundbreaking. This is such a good manner to impart your kids with, and something that’ll help them out down the line.
This is a tough one. In our modern society, we are so consumed by our devices that we feel more isolated than ever. Thus, this lesson of going out of your way to listen to others becomes more crucial than ever. Teach your child to truly listen to someone when they’re talking, without automatically thinking what they want to say next.