5 Good Manners You Must Teach Your Kids
Do you know what annoys us no end? Insatiable, loud, ill-behaved and unmanageable kids. Now tell us something. Kids are not born bad mannered, right? They pick it up from their surroundings. If you don’t want to ever hear someone saying, “Psssst, her child is so horribly behaved”, you’ve got to teach your kids a couple of these good manners.
1. Greet everyone you meet.
How nice would you feel if a little kid greeted you as ‘Aunt’ or ‘Mrs.’, when you bump into them at the local grocery store? And teach your kids to smile while they’re at it. There’s nothing more pleasant than the sight of a smiling and happy child.
2. Answer the phone politely.
This may take a while depending on how young your kids are. ‘Hello. May I know who’s calling?’ or ‘Mum’s not at home. Do you have a message for her?’ The person on the other end will be floored.
3. Don’t play drums on your plate.
Don’t you just wish every single child in the world was taught this? “You won’t get your dessert if you keep clinking your silverware on your plate.” Drive this point home real hard.