How to Teach Your Child Good Manners
Teach your child to wait their turn to speak and not to interrupt when you are speaking. Make sure that when you are done, that you give the child your full attention. Children learn by seeing so show them to respect others by respecting them.
Teach a child to say thank you by having them hear you say it. No matter how young they are, never forget to say thank you to them each time they hand you something, even if it is their bottle.
Teach them not to touch things that are on tables, either in your home or when visiting. Explain that they can look, but not touch!
Teach a little older child to hold a door open for others, especially when entering a store. Show by how you hold the door open for others, allowing them to walk in first-instead of having the door slam in someone’s face- and they will learn to do the same.
Teach your child to be polite and that it is not proper to point or to stare at others who might be of a different religion or color.
Stay calm. Each time you start yelling or losing your temper, you may lose a little of your child’s respect.