Teaching children proper manners is a difficult thing to do, especially in today’s society where everything is about “me.” Plus, most of us don’t get together with large groups of people on a regular basis so it can be difficult to keep manners on your kids’ minds. This is what’s good about the holidays and all the festivities that go on during this time…there are numerous occasions (all within a short period of time) for our children to practice good manners. Below are a few ways you can take advantage of the holidays to teach your kids good manners.
1. Making Introductions – There are always going to be new people coming into your children’s lives, making formal introductions necessary throughout their entire lives. It’s important for your children to learn how to introduce themselves, as well as, how to act when someone else has introduced them. So, make sure you introduce your children to guests at holiday functions and teach them to say, “it’s nice to meet you,” once you’ve introduced them. Then, if there are children there your children don’t know, teach them how to go up and introduce themselves.
Have a Merry Christmas 2012 everyone! From all of us at Pumpkin Formal, thanks for a great year!