Children and discipline just don’t go together as theylacking skills to differ- entiate between wrong andright. Digging nose, burping in public, not standingup to greet, pickingup some foodstuff fallen on theground, and so on.There are a fewtips that can beused to teach kidsgood manners.
- Start as early aspossible, especially,when thekids are 2 or 3 years old as this is the time they learn the languageand socialize with their peer group.
- Speak using polite words, every time you talk to her as kidsdevelop habits based on what they hear or see around. Speakingin a polite manner also applies on those instances when shedoesn’t have the best of her behaviour.
- Use stories as a medium for them to learn. Those bedtimestories with morals can be read out time and again to remindhim of the appropriate behaviour. Highlight the stories and thecharacters with good and bad manners, and ask him to pick hisfavourite character. Once she picks the positive character, explainthe characteristics of the respective character.
- Encourage your child by praising him. While practicing whatyou have taught him, and especially, when he knows you arewatching or observing him, praise him.Involve her in the fun activities. This will help the kids learnand retain the values faster. Play mode works best on the kids.
- Never embarrass them in Public. Shaming the child mighthave an adverse effect. Instead of learning, they may becomestubborn to not learn. This may further lead to aggressivebehaviour. So, try avoiding it.
- Draw a line to expect respect. Being friendly with the kidsis advantageous as long as there is a clear demarcation ofleniency and acceptance of mistakes. If they become anxiousand aggressive, respond when she respects you. Stay firm onyour decision.