Teach your children Manners

If you want to give your children lifelong survival skills, teach them manners. A lack of social graces will make it more difficult for children with friends, family, teachers and life.

Here is a fun song to sing with your children. To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”.
Manners are the way
To brighten up my day.
Please and thank you’s what I say
To brighten up my day.

It is important to teach our children how to be gentle and how to respect others. Teaching manners is an important step to learning respect. When talking with one of dearest friends in France, Aurelie, she mentioned how important it was, to her, that her child (see feature picture) respect her teachers and to mind her manners. Whether when we were living in Ireland, the UK or her visiting me in Germany, people always mentioned to me how impressed they were with Aurelie’s manners which just proves, more so, that manners are not culturally different when it comes to appreciating/how they make people feel and earning respect.

Some great mannered word phrases, that I personally love, are:
“thank you”, “excuse me”, “pardon me”, “I appreciate that”, “let me help you”, “I am sorry”, “your welcome”, “I appreciate…….(your time, your thoughtfulness, your help)”

The book,Proper Manners and Health Habits, is an amazing book to help assist a parent with teaching one’s child manners.

With the theme of manners, you can make a poem, craft, game or role play. As a teacher, I am a huge advocate of role play.
Here is a nice little poem for manners which you can role play with your child:

We say, “Thank you.”
We say, “Please.”
We don’t interrupt or tease.
We don’t argue. We don’t fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys and take our turn.
Good manners aren’t too hard to learn.
It’s really easy, when you find.
Good manners means
JUST BEING KIND!

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2 thoughts on “Teach your children Manners

  1. I think manners are the foundation of all the rest! You nailed it when you said manners give us life-long survival skills! So glad you linked-up!

  2. Hi Jacqueline,

    Thank you for your feedback! Minding my manners has helped me wherever I have traveled to in the world. Very important survival skill that most take for granted or don’t realize….Wisemommies

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