Kids these days. Have you noticed that more and more children are forgoing phrases like “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me?” We all know that parenting isn’t easy. But one might argue that one of the most important things a parent can teach a child is to have manners. Whether your child is at home, at school, or on the playground, manners should always apply.
Here are eight manners every parent should teach their children:
1. Don’t Comment On Someone Else’s Physical Appearance
Kids have a habit of saying whatever pops into their head. While their candid conversation may be funny or sweet at times, it can also be hurtful. It’s important to teach your child to be accepting of others and to never comment on someone else’s physical appearance. Teach them that everyone is different, and that’s OK.
2. Say “Thank You”
This is a big one that unfortunately seems lost on many kids today. Teach your child to be grateful. Whether they receive a gift, a compliment or a helping hand, make sure they appreciate someone else’s kindness and are able to show their sincere gratitude.
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