Manners Every Child Should Know-Start Teaching Them Now

Every parent desires their child to behave nicely amidst a group of people. If you also feel the need to reinforce basic etiquettes in your child, here is a list of kids manners should know:

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  1. Politeness Manners

  • Say ‘please’ when you ask for something.
  • Say ‘thank you’ when you receive something.
  • Don’t interrupt the elders in between a conversation. If there is something urgent to tell say ‘excuse me’ first and wait for their reply.
  • Always try to give compliments to others.
  • Use kind words with people younger and elder to you.
  • While in a queue, wait for your turn to come. Don’t break the order.
  • Look into the person’s eye while talking to them.
  • Don’t make use of foul language, no matter how angry you are.
  • Respect elderly people. Offer help to themwhenever required.
  • Don’t stare or point at other people.
  1. Table Manners for Kids

  • Wash your hands before sitting to have food.
  • Wait for everyone to come. Don’t start eating food on your own.
  • Place the napkin on your lap before having the food.
  • Wipe your mouth with the help of napkin.
  • Use right utensils like fork and knife correctly.
  • Avoid licking the utensils or gobbling the food.
  • If you need something kept at a distance on the table, request someone to pass it on to you.
  • Chew with your mouth closed.
  • Don’t mutter when your mouth is full of food.
  • Don’t slurp and avoid making weird sounds.
  • When you are done, place the knife and the fork together on the plate.
  • Don’t leave the table instantly after finishing your food, either seek permission or wait for everyone else to finish their food too.
  • Offer help in cleaning the dishes.
  1. Gratitude Manners Every Parent Should Teach A Child

  • If you have not said ‘thank you’ for presents in person, do write a thank you letter to the giver.
  • Be on time for meetings.
  • If you see someone behind you, keep the door open for people.
  • Be a good sport. Always congratulate the opponent team members, no matter you win or lose the match.
  • Makeup to your promises.
  • Offer you seat to elderly people.
  • Offer help to carry heavy bags.
  • Be truthful.
  • Be interested in listening to what other have to say.
  • Try to remember the names of people you have met.
  • Be helpful and considerate to people with disabilities. 
  1. Greeting Manners

  • Say ‘hello’ when you meet someone.
  • Say ’goodbye’ while leaving.
  • Answer the phone politely, ask for who is calling. If the person is not there, offer to pass on the message.
  • When you bump into someone accidently, say ‘sorry’ to them.
  • Acknowledge someone coming in or going outside the house.
  • Make your guests feel welcomed. Tell them it was a good time being with them etc.
  • Don’t leave the guests alone.

This is a complete list of good manners for children. Though parents should start teaching basic etiquettes and manners right from the beginning, it is never too late.

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