Good manners have to do with being considerate and thoughtful about other people.

Portraying good manners shall make one be more likable and be treated with respect by the others.

Good manners for kids does not come in-born. It is of parents’ responsibilities to figure out how to teach kids manners and to get their kids behave appropriately.

If us parents are not teaching our kids the proper manners, they would not realise how inappropriate it is when they pick their nose or interrupt a conversation.

When it comes to teaching good manners for kids, these 6 tips will come in handy for all parents.

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Via Celeb Baby Laundry: 6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids Manners

Having manners can get you a whole lot in this world. If you want to make friends, find a aartner, get the career of your dreams, you will need to know your P’s and Q’s. When it comes to your kids, you need to make sure that you teach them well from an early age.r

Here’s a secret: Kids are not born with good manners. If you don’t show them how to behave, they will go ahead and do whatever they like. I’m not saying that it’s easy to get them to be good, but you need to try. If you’re struggling to teach your little ones to be polite, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few things that I’ve learned along the way.

Teach Them The Polite Words First

Instead of teaching your kids to say ‘what’ have them say ‘pardon’. It’s the little things like this that make all the difference. As a parent, it’s your job to make sure that your children know what words they should be using. I always teach my little ones the most polite way to say something so that I know that’s what they will go with. Honestly, I think you should do the same.

Show Them How To Share

By their very nature, many kids find it hard to share with one another. Since I’ve got three little bundles of joy in my home, they have no choice but to learn how to share. One of the best things you can do is lead by example. Share things with your children (like snacks and toys) and they will learn to do the same with each other.

Reward Them When They Do Well

You should never, ever underestimate the power of positive reinforcement. When your children do something right, you need to let them know that you’re so very proud of them for that. You should show them that you care about what they’ve done. Let’s say, they remember to say ‘please’ or ‘thank you’. You need to tell them how very good they have been and show that you have noticed their behavior.

Teach Them To Say Sorry

Saying sorry can be hard for us adults, never mind our kids. If you want to teach your kids a really good lesson, show them how to say sorry. Again, you might want to set an example here. When you do something wrong (like dropping something on the floor), simply say ‘Oh, sorry!’ Your kids will see your behavior and begin to copy it in their everyday lives.

Don’t Allow Rudeness

There’s nothing worse than a rude child. If your kid answers you back or is rude to you, you need to nip it in the bud. I’ve found that the ‘naughty step’ technique works very well. The moment they do something wrong, send them to sit on the step for a few minutes. They will learn that bad behavior always gets punished.

Correct Your Kids When They Get It Wrong

Finally, it’s perhaps the most important thing that I’ve learned with my kids. When they get something wrong, you absolutely have to make sure that you correct them right away. You should do this in a calm manner but be sure you don’t forget. For example, if your child forgets to say ‘please’, tell them about it. Don’t be angry; just let them know what you expect. After all, how are they supposed to learn if you don’t correct them?

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Modeling behaviors is the best way to teach your child good manners

Every parent dreams of the polite little child who says “please” and “thank you.” After all, your child’s behavior reflects on you. Manners come easily to some children while others struggle. Understanding the basis of good manners will help you teach your child good manners. Good manners, after all, are necessary for people to live together in this world. Gracious manners reflect a loving and considerate personality.

1. Expect respect

Believe it or not, you begin to teach your child good manners at birth, but you don’t call them that. The root of good manners is respect for another person; and the root of respect is sensitivity. Sensitivity is one of the most valuable qualities you can instill into your child — and it begins in infancy. The sensitive infant will naturally become the respectful child who, because he cares for another’s feelings, will naturally become a well-mannered person. His politeness will be more creative and more heartfelt than anything he could have learned from a book of etiquette. In recent years it has become socially correct to teach children to be “assertive.” Being assertive is healthy as long as it doesn’t override politeness and good manners.

2. Teach polite words early

Even two-year-olds can learn to say “please” and “thank you.” Even though they don’t yet understand the social graciousness of these words, the toddler concludes that “please” is how you get what you want and “thank you” is how you end an interaction. At least you’ve planted these social niceties into your child’s vocabulary; later they will be used with the understanding that they make others feel good about helping you. When you ask your toddler to give you something, open with “please” and close with “thank you.” Even before the child grasps the meaning of these words she learns they are important because mommy and daddy use them a lot and they have such nice expressions on their faces when they say these words. Children parrot these terms and understand their usefulness long before they understand their meaning.

3. Model manners

From age two to four, what Johnny hears, Johnny says. Let your child hear a lot of “please,” “thank you,” “you’re welcome,” and “excuse me” as you interact with people throughout the day. And address your little person with the same politeness you do an adult. Let your child catch the flavor of polite talk.

4. Teach name-calling

We have always made a point of opening each request by using the name of our child: “Jim, will you do this for me?” Our children picked up on this social nicety and address us by title: “Dad, may I…” or “Mom, would you…” When he was eight, our son Matthew made all of these language tools part of his social self. Matthew concluded that if he timed his approach for the right moment, looked me in the eye or touched my arm, addressed me as “Dad…,” and adds a “please” or “may I,” he could get just about anything he wants. Even when I know I’m being conned, I’m a pushover for politeness. Although Matthew didn’t always get his politely-presented wish, I always acknowledged his use of good manners.

5. Acknowledge the child

The old adage “children should be seen and not heard” was probably coined by a childless person. Include your child in adult goings-on, especially if there are no other children present. When you and your child are in a crowd of mostly adults, tuning out your child is asking for trouble. Even a child who is usually well-behaved will make a nuisance of herself in order to break through to you. Including the child teaches social skills, and acknowledging her presence shows her that she has value.

Stay connected with your child in situations that put her at risk for undesirable behavior. During a visit with other adults, keep your younger child physically close to you (or you stay close to him) and maintain frequent verbal and eye contact. Help your older child feel part of the action so that he is less likely to get bored and wander into trouble.

6. Don’t force manners.

Language is a skill to be enjoyed, not forced. While it’s okay to occasionally dangle a “say please” over a child before you grant the request don’t, like pet training, rigidly adhere to asking for the “magic word” before you give your child what he wants. The child may tire of these polite words even before he understands them. When you remind a child to say “please,” do so as part of good speech, not as a requirement for getting what he wants. And be sure he hears a lot of good speech from you. Overdo politeness while you’re teaching it and he’ll catch the idea faster. “Peas” with a grin shows you the child is feeling competent in her ability to communicate.

7. Correct politely

As a Little League baseball coach, I learned to “chew out a child” — politely. When a child made a dumb play (which is to be expected), I didn’t rant and rave like those overreacting coaches you see on television. Instead, I keep my voice modulated, look the child straight in the eye, and put my hand on his shoulder during my sermon. These gestures reflect that I am correcting the child because I care, not because I am out of control. My politeness showed him that I value him and want him to learn from his mistakes so he becomes a better player, and the child listens. I hope someday that same child will carry on these ball field manners when he becomes a coach.

Have you ever wondered why some children are so polite? The main reason is they are brought up in an environment that expects good manners. One day I noticed an English family entering a hotel. The father looked at his two sons, ages five and seven, and said, “Now chaps, do hold the door for the lady,” which they did. I asked him why his children were so well-mannered. He replied, “We expect it.”

Via Everyday Family: 10 Manners Your Kid Should Know by Age 5

Kids are never too young to learn manners. In fact, in a day and age when we are seeing more teenagers lacking in the manners department, it seems more important than ever that parents start early in teaching their children how to interact with the world. The truth is your child will get further in life and will be more respected by adults and playmates alike if they learn manners.

Whenever I see a child without a clue about how to act in public or how to interact with adults, I immediately blame the parents. Very young children are not just developmentally ready, but eager to learn how to appropriately engage with others socially.

How to say “please” and “thank you”

“‘Please’ and ‘thank you,” in the words of Barney the Purple Dinosaur, “truly are the magic words.” And this little tidbit of mannerly behavior can be taught even before your child is able to talk. Making “please” and “thank you” a habit in the home makes these courtesies a habit in life.

How to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough

Spittle flying from little noses and mouths is just plain gross. Trust me: teachers appreciate children who know this before they get to school.

How to ASK before taking

There is nothing more disturbing than a child who hasn’t yet learned that they aren’t the center of the universe. Children should ASK before taking something that is not theirs, and this includes Mom and Dad’s stuff.

How to say sorry: for real

Not the kind of “I’m sorry” that means nothing because they were forced to say it by an angry parent. Empathy is definitely a life skill.

How to say “Excuse me!”

Children are naturally impatient. Far too often, you see parents who jump every time their child interrupts them. Children need to learn when they can and when they cannot interrupt people, they and should learn how to gently say “excuse me,” rather than insist on incessant tapping and saying “Mama, Mama, Mama.”

How to sit quietly

It’s rude to talk through an entire movie. Kids need to learn how to calm down their wiggles and giggles in less-than-interesting situations. Patience is a definitely a virtue.

How to eat at the dinner table

OK, so my dinner table is at times pure pandemonium. Still, my kids know how to use their cutlery and how NOT to talk with their mouths full. And when we are not at home, manners are a must — even for my 5-year-old.

Not to make fun of people

Toddlers and young children are notorious for pointing out gigantic moles or fat people in public, but parents must teach children that sometimes comments like these hurt feelings unnecessarily. It’s not nice to make fun of people or point out their flaws.

How to be helpful and compassionate

Hold a door open for someone that has their hands full. Ask their teacher or parent if they need help with chores. Recognizing ways to be helpful and compassionate to others is a gift that children can learn early in life — a gift that will make them feel good about themselves and be well liked by others.