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10+ Traditional manners that every child should be practicing

November 24th, 2020

It’s fun to be with kids when we see them being disrespectful. If it’s not pleasing for other people to see a child who’s misbehaving, it’s way more distressing for the parents.

There are ways to deal with disrespectful children and one of them is to teach or remind them about basic good manners. Sadly, some traditional manners are often forgotten by many.

Reminding children of these following traditional manners would make a whole lot of difference.

Here are some of them:

1. Learning To Share

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Sharing has a bunch of life lessons to teach your children. The first is to appreciate what they have. Second is learning to show care and compassion to other people who need help.

2. Don’t interrupt.

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Young children often need our attention particularly when they want something. There are times that they would interrupt a conversation just to steal your attention.

Of course, as adults, we don’t want that and it’s obviously a rude act. So it’s very important to teach children to stop doing it.

If kids badly need to talk to you while you’re busy talking to someone, they can say “excuse me” and inform you about it politely.

3. Close your mouth when chewing.

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This is one of the most often forgotten by some children nowadays. It’s always more enjoyable to eat a meal with your family. To talk about how your day went during a meal also maintains a good relationship with your family.

However, adults or children must never forget to chew food with their mouth closed because it’s not really cool to see food in someone’s mouth.

You can follow these 7 tips to teach your children about this thing.

4. Say “Please”.

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Saying “please” is very important. We always need to emphasize this to our kids. Using this short word reminds us of respecting other people and showing consideration for them.

5. Make eye contact when talking to someone.

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How would you feel when you’re talking to someone but he’s not looking at you. It’s ungracious, right? That’s why children must learn to look people in the eyes when talking to them.

6. Meal etiquette

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Children must be taught table manners at a young age. Among these common courtesies is asking if it’s alright to be excused during a meal. Helping to clear the dishes on the table is also something that they should learn.

7. Don’t speak and chew.

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Talking while a child’s mouth is full is also impolite. We should remind them that they’re free to talk during a meal but they have to swallow the food first before they do so.

8. Keep your elbows off the table.

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Eating with elbows off the table is something that kids should learn at home. Once they know that it’s a proper dining etiquette, they would also practice this whenever they dine in other places.

9. The Importance Of Saying “Thank You”

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Teaching the kids to be grateful for the things they receive should be a lifetime habit. Saying “thank you” might sound simple for other people but it’s actually very important to practice all the time.

10. Learning to apologize

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Saying “sorry” or apologizing would remind our kids that it’s okay to make mistakes so long as they know how to take responsibility for their actions. It’s also a way to maintain a harmonious relationship with their loved ones such as their siblings.

11. Say “excuse me”.

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Saying “excuse me” is as important as saying “sorry”. These two words can actually be used for many reasons such as apologizing. It’s also a way to let someone know that you don’t mean to interrupt them.

12. Take your shoes off when entering someone’s home.

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We no longer always see this gesture from kids nowadays. That’s why we should teach them to practice this whenever they go to other people’s houses. It’s a way to respect other people’s spaces regardless of the house rules that they have at home.

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