How many of us still have old fashioned values? We all grew up hearing our parents say “manners cost nothing” I don’t think I will ever find a man that is like that, I mean nowadays getting in shape I certainly do not want to date an idiot! Especially one who doesn’t know how to do things like say please and thank you!
Does What Your Child Say Have Any Importance To You?
We sometimes think that the conversations we have with other adults are all that matter and have very little regard to what children have to say. Many times old fashioned values are the things our children have to say are not that important but we need to remember that what our children have to say at the moment they say it is extremely important to them. Manners dictate that we must acknowledge our children by giving them our complete attention. The lesson learned will be that everyone matters and we give our attention to those who ask of it. We would be considered rude if we treated adults the way we treat children when it comes to communication. Children would want for us to talk with them and not just at them.
Manners Cost Nothing
Saying please, thank you, excuse me, hello, good- bye, and sorry are key phrases that we must use in our daily language. By using those 6 key phrases in our daily language our children will begin to pick up those words and use them as well. The 6 key phrases must be taught in a lesson. Then reinforcement will come in the form of our actions. Let us teach our children to say the key phrases so that manners can be carried with them into adulthood.
How Do You Use Manners through body language?
What we say through our words is only part of what we are trying to say. Our body language can sometimes shout louder than our words. We must always be conscious of not only what we say but the body language we make known while talking. If our children come to us with a story that is almost the same story they told us half-hour ago. Be sure they still feel important by controlling our body language. We should not have our arms crossed and eyes wandering around. We should give them the attention that they deserve.