Teaching etiquette to children with the help of children books

Anuradha By Anuradha, 16th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/25h1v.yv/
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Children must know etiquette and it is the responsibility of the parents to teach etiquette to small children. Is teaching etiquette to children a tough job? Not really...it is easy when you use children books to teach eqiuette.

Children books and etiquette

According to Clarence Thomas, "Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot." This will tell you how important it is to teach proper etiquette to children. Teaching etiquette to children is very much essential. When proper etiquette is taught to them, they tend to grow as good human beings. These children will come up in their life very easily. All of us know this; however, how to teach proper etiquette is the next question that pops-up in our minds.

No child is born rude; it is we who make them rude. The way in which we groom them makes the difference. In general, children learn many things from their parents. Parents are the role models for their children. Therefore, we should first start using these phrases: Please, Thank you, Welcome. When children see us use these phrases, they tend to start using them. If you say, "What the hell are you doing?" they would definitely repeat the same one day or the other.

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Common Etiquettes you should Teach your Child

how to eat with a spoon
not to speak while eating
how to wash their hands after eating
where to place their toys
how to arrange their toys properly
how to welcome when someone comes to our home
how to speak with elders

I have listed only some of the basic etiquettes. You can teach your children etiquette easily through various children books. Many children love hearing stories. Teach them good manners and etiquettes by way of telling stories. No No Yes Yes, Emily Post’s The Gift of Good Manners: A Parents Guide to Raising Respectful, Kind Considerate Children, Miss Behavior's Book of Etiquette for Children are few children books that will help in teaching proper etiquette to your sweetie pie.

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Child, Children Books, Clarence Thomas, Education, Emily Post, Etiquette, Etiquette Children, Good Manner, Proper Etiquette, Teach Etiquette To Children, Teacher

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author avatar Natasha Head
16th Jun 2010 (#)

Well written! Looking forward to more :) (Gotta run now and make sure my own little one tended to her chores! lol)

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author avatar maftab92
16th Jun 2010 (#)

very well written and would like to agree with you that children books help them in so many ways.

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author avatar wonder
18th Jun 2010 (#)

It was good reading this, very true.

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author avatar Jenny Heart
19th Jun 2010 (#)

Exceptional from start to finish.

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author avatar rajaryanme
22nd Jun 2010 (#)

A very fine article.

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author avatar Sofia
22nd Jun 2010 (#)

Your article is very useful

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