Integrate these habits in raising your children and make them project to be educated people.
Sitting upright, not putting your elbows on the table, not swearing, not talking with your mouth full of food, washing your hands before and after eating, are some etiquette rules that we learned during childhood, we even teach them to our children to facilitate social coexistence.
We know the importance of teaching these rules to children, since in a way, they will reflect the education they receive at home with their behaviors and behaviors. However, exercising them in certain contexts will not always project the idea that they are truly educated people.
Education and etiquette
To project being an educated person, we have to think that not only the rules of etiquette fulfill the objective. The education It is a process of socialization, which involves the incorporation of various learning such as: language, customs, norms, moral values, even good habits.
For this reason, I share some tips to complement the education of your children:
Today, the act of greeting when a person arrives at a place has been forgotten. I feel it every day when I walk into the classroom, on public transportation, in line at the bank, anywhere.
This happens frequently, because most people spend their time interacting with their mobile phones or listening to music with their hearing aids, causing in a way the disconnection with the world and the present time.
Being courteous and teaching children to say hello when they arrive at a place or just walk the streets is a good habit that reflects education.
2 Listen without interrupting
It is common that when being with any person participating in a conversation, the conversation is interrupted to express some ideas and opinions; thus we imply that we have a real interest in what we hear.
However, interrupting a person when they have not yet finished expressing their thoughts completely breaks the idea of a good education. It is essential to teach to listen carefully, understand the message, remember and respond at the right time.
It is even important to remember that it is also frowned upon (socially) for someone to interrupt a conversation when two or more people are speaking.
Maybe you woke up in a bad mood, sad, disappointed and depressed; that’s why you don’t feel like smiling. However, extending a smile when someone has smiled at you will make you feel much better; it even reflects good manners.
4 Give thanks
This word is essential in children’s education. Thanking others when they do something for us is an act of humility. Let us remember that not all people value small actions, therefore, it is important to reinforce this learning with children to give thanks at all times and in any context.
5 Remember names
You may be a very clueless or distracted person, that when you meet someone the first thing you forget is their name. It is in bad taste that you address that someone with nicknames, or terms such as “hey you”, “wey”, “my lady”, “son”, “friend”, “bato” and so on.
I’m not saying you have to write it down in a notebook, but at least pay attention when a person shows up, it is even valid to ask a second time, so you will remember the name easily.
This point is directed at men. If you have a male child, this is your opportunity to teach him some behaviors that reflect politeness and chivalry. To mention a few: open the car door, when walking down the street the woman must go through the internal wax, provide a seat to a pregnant woman, among other things.
It is considered one of the magic words of education, saying “please”, in any context is essential.
8 The appropriate language
Remember that children learn like sponges to say bad words and not necessarily because they have heard them at home. Rudeness is usually learned by friends from school or the media (television, internet).
I know that prohibiting children, adolescents and young people from speaking inappropriate language is a challenge for any parent or teacher. However, we must make an effort to teach them more vocabulary, so they can express themselves in different ways, without resorting to insults, curses and bad words.
Acknowledging mistakes will not only make you learn to make decisions in the future, but it is also an act that reflects humility and education, leaving aside pride and personal ego. Teach your children to say “I’m sorry,” “I’m sorry,” “I’m sorry,” every time they make a mistake or feel like they have made a mistake.
10 Knock on the door before entering
Respecting privacy is essential for coexistence within the home and socially. It is about teaching them to respect the personal space that each person is entitled to. It is an act that shows education.
11 Leave a positive message when saying goodbye
Say, “have a nice day”, “good afternoon or good night”, “have fun”, “blessings”. These are some examples that demonstrate education, which goes beyond the typical and common. The act of saying goodbye should not always be a goodbye or kiss a person on the cheek, but rather leave a positive message that may make a difference in their daily days.
Let’s educate the children with moral values, with rules of etiquette and good habits; but above all with the example. Remember, good manners are learned in childhood.