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Why Manners Count

Children are born with a number of innate abilities. However, behaving politely is not one of them. Manners are sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you are aware of that, then, you have good manners. Easier said than done, of course.

Good manners are good habit so, children need to be taught to behave politely in the way of life and it’s important to start as early as you can to make manners become something a child does automatically, whether he/she is at home or away.

Learning manners is a lifelong education. It won’t happen overnight, and you need to take it slowly. Introducing one new social skill one at a time makes the process manageable for everyone. Equally important is keeping your expectations in check.

As a parent, your behavior counts. You need to show model behaviors for your kids to follow. Consistency is important. Acquiring good manners takes a lot of practice and reinforcement. So make sure that you, your partner, and your caregiver are encouraging and discouraging the same behaviors.

Being kind. When a conflict arises, avoid vague reminders like “Be nice.” Instead, talk to your child about what to do, so she’ll eventually have the words to work things out on her own. Every parent dreams of the polite little child who says “please” and “thank you.” After all, your child’s behavior reflects on you.

Manners come easily to some children while others struggle. Understanding the basis of good manners will help you teach your child good manners. Good manners, after all, are necessary for people to live together. Gracious manners reflect a loving and considerate personality.

Although some manners are important, but not all of them. The ultimate purpose should only be to make sure that you are polite and respectful. In my family, we do not really have manners at our house but when we leave the house, we all make sure that we use our manners.

Having proper etiquette is necessary in all aspects of life if you want others to respect you. Being nice at home models appropriate behavior. Your children watch how you react to various situations. So parents need to set good examples. If you are polite to them and consistent in following proper manners guidelines, they are much more likely to do the same.

To conclude, if you are in the habit of using good manners all the time, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you’re doing or saying the right thing. It will come natural to you, and others will respect you more for it. Manners make you more likable and memorable. Thus, having an attitude of genuine appreciation and gratitude will draw people to you.

Have you ever wondered why some children are so polite? The main reason is they are brought up in an environment that expects good manners.

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