Get a print subscription to Reader’s Digest and instantly enjoy free digital access on any device. An important part of raising your child is teaching them good manners that they are able to apply not only around you, but also when they are on their own. Being polite can set your child up for success later in life. Enforce these manners from an early age, and your child will catch as children make the lessons funny video in no time.
Try teaching them these other golden rules of conversation. Show them how it’s impolite to comment on other people’s characteristics or physical appearances, unless if it is a compliment. Teach your child to always ask permission. It’s important that they understand if they aren’t sure about taking or using something, it is always better to ask first. Show your child how to write a simple thank you note. Especially when they receive gifts in the mail, they shouldn’t be allowed to use the gift until they have properly thanked whoever gave it to them. Here are daily habits of naturally grateful people.
Give your child a lesson in hygiene. Teach them to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze and to never pick their nose and always use a tissue. Try these tips to get your child to stop picking their nose. Teach them to politely respond when someone asks them how they are and to always ask the question back. Tell them how important it is to respect other people’s privacy.