Raising kids with good manners is a big challenge to parents. I know we all want our kids to be adored by people around them because of their behaviour. It is somehow a way to let them have better social relationship with other people.
As parents, how could we effectively pass good manners and right conduct to our kids?
1) Be a good example
As the cliche goes, “Kung ano ang ginagawa ng mas matanda, siya ring gagawin ng mga bata.” This is self-explanatory since we are older than our kids, we must be their model when it comes to kindness and politeness.
2) Practice what you preach
Children easily see our actions and they are observant of their surroundings so if we want to teach them courteousness, we should really be doing it straight from the heart and not be courteous only when the kids are around then be a total stranger when they are not looking.
3) Praise their good gestures.
When children hear praises, they are happy. So as parents, let us try to appreciate their simple act of politeness. When we do this, kids think that they are doing the right thing and will continue to do good things and deeds.
4) Show them respect.
Treating our kids well in front of other people when they act badly will help us parents to let them easily understand that they have done wrong. Let us try not to humiliate our kids in front of others so we won’t hurt their feelings. Just try to talk to them privately or at home and remind them of the right thing to do.