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Teach Your Preschooler Good Manners
Children are growing quickly and you don’t know how time was passed and your kid is now become of the age to go to kindergarten. Your child is now at the age where you need to teach him all good manners. Parent should create good atmosphere by talking and behaving gently in the home. Parents are the first teacher of any child as child always follows his/her parent’s behavior. They blindly follow action and behavior of their parents. Therefore, to teach good manners to your preschooler, first of all as a responsible parent, you should improve your etiquette. Sometimes children learn many bad habits from their friends or neighbor or close family members or from parent. You should always keep watch on your child’s activities. If you found any development of bad habits, you should try to stop it by diverting their attention.
Start Teaching Etiquette from Age one to your Kid
There is no age to teach good manners to any child, but if you start teach good manners to your kid from age one, you can get good results and less troubles when he/she becomes ready to go to school. Developing good manners in any child is indeed not an easy task for parents, but also not impossible.
Teach Speak Softly and Gentle Behavior : Speak politely with your child. For your usual talk in home with one other or other family member, try to speak and behave gently. Your kid is always near mother or father, especially mother and likes to follow her. Remember, as parents you are the first teacher of your kid. Teach him/her good things with entertainment. Teacher means you don’t need to get strict with your child, but with love, with examples and showing some good books you can teach by providing entertainment.
Teach with Tact : Preschool child is in age where he/she more likes to play. All children are not likes to read books or do study like A, b, C or 1, 2, 3 or poem in books. It is on you that how much you take interest in development of your child. If your child does not like to read poem or learn ABC, you can sing a poem or ABC in front of his/her toy. For example, if you wish to teach anything to your child, you can take some doll or teddy of your kid. Then, you sing poem or whatever you teach to him/her in front of that toy. Your child definitely finds interest once you start communicating with his/her toy.
Step by Step Edification : Educate your child step by step. If you teach one thing today, teach new things after sometimes. Check your preschooler’s grasping power. If you find that your kid can grasp any new words quickly by hearing only one time, then you can teach him by keeping short interval. Start teaching good manners by teaching some short words like thank you, please, sorry, may I, etc. You can make it practice by using those words daily. Children up to age of six can grasp more quickly therefore, you can train your kid by understanding his capability and nature.
Positive Attitude : Educate your child for good manner in positive way. Always remember, your child will neglect you if you behave strongly or negatively. Children always accept soft language and positive attitude. Be gentle with your kid for teaching any lessons. Use positive language with your preschooler other than using negative tone. For example, if your kid is throwing his/her toys and you want to stop to do so then: Dear, please put your toys in basket, what you play if it will break. Do not use don’t with child, for example, don’t throw your toys, I will beat you. Preschooler always continue their wrong behavior if you tell him not to do that.
Give Importance to Preschooler : Do not ignore your preschooler’s talk. Sometimes your kid may not be able to explain what he/she wants to tell you. In such time he/she may get frustrated if you do not listen there talk or do not understand them. If your child found that you are ignoring him often, it will make badly impression in their mind. Try to understand your child’s chatter quietly and give them positive reception for there talk. Give your child priority and importance.
Increase Concentration : Teach your child to concentrate on one thing. Children are often habituated to play different things one after other more frequently. They demand different toys or activities in a few minutes. Therefore, it is very essential to teach them concentrating on one thing. Give them puzzles or intellectual games that develop their ability and enhance their focus.
Keep Preschooler away from Television : Do not habituate your preschooler with television shows such as carton, animation films, movies and video games. It is advisable to keep your preschooler away from such bad habits as it makes worst effects on their development and make them lazy. Better you send them outdoor to play games. It increases their physical strength.
How to Answer the Phone calls : Teach your preschooler how to talk on the phone gently. You can teach them how to answer politely on the phone. Teach them few words to talk on the phone likes Hello, who is speaking, please; please wait; can you call back after an hour; just a minute please, etc.
Divert Attention from Misbehavior : Ignore your child’s any misbehavior. If you found it often, then you should try to correct it. If you give more attention to their misbehavior, they keep it continues. Therefore, it is advisable to ignore it or try to divert their attention in other activity. Do not punish your child in presence of other. It makes them guilty feeling and also affects their mind.
Teach to Respect Elders : Teach your preschooler to speak politely with all and give respects to elders. As parents, if you speak softly, your kids automatically follow you. If you give respect to elders, your children learn themselves to respect others.
Appreciate your Child : Appreciate your child for their good behavior. You can admire your child or give some reward. Encourage your preschooler for good behavior. When your child gets admired by you, he/she starts behaving good etiquette.
Keep away from disobedient friends : Keep your preschooler away from children who are not obedient or mislead your child. If you found that your child learns misbehavior or getting naughty after play with such children, keep your child away from them.
Development stage of preschooler is very significant. Your every good behavior leads your kid towards learning good manners while your single misbehavior leads them to behave wrongly. As a parent it is up to you to how best you can mould your child to make him/her educated and respected human being in the society.