Note To Parents: The Rules Of Etiquette For Children

Date May 20, 2019

Each family has its own approach to parenting, but there are several rules of etiquette that all children must be taught.

After all, good manners or the absence thereof largely predetermine the child’s future place in society. Besides, teaching rules of etiquette to the child can save parents from a lot of awkward situations.

Etiquette for children

Table manners

As soon as children start eating with adults at the table, they should learn simple rules of table etiquette.

Encourage children to wash their hands before eating, use napkins, and start eating at the same time as everyone. Explain that it is gross to chomp or stuff one’s mouth, and inappropriate to rock the chair. Over time, these elements will become a habit and you won’t have to remind them again.

Behavior on the street

The rules of behavior for children in public places are essential in the process of upbringing because they help a child learn to live in a larger society than merely his or her own family.

If you don’t want to end up in awkward situations while being outside with your child, teach him or her not to throw garbage on the ground, pick flowers from flower beds, walk on lawns, and make a noise near strangers, as well as to avoid discussing others.

Behavior in a cinema, theater, or concert

Explain to your child that it is not customary to be late to these places. One should wear smart or at least neat clothes. If you happened to be late, you should move along the row to your place facing the sitting people and offering apologies for the inconvenience.

During the movie or performance, is not customary to talk. It is also inappropriate to rustle candy-wraps or slurp. Teach your child to respect other people’s space and property – don’t stain the chairs or stick gum on them.

Your job as a parent is not only to explain the rules of etiquette in society to your child, but also to be a good example and observe them yourself. Parents pass on their proper behavior and good habits to their kids.