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:
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.