Good manners do not come naturally to children (or adults!), but they are a necessary part of living in society. Not only are children with them more pleasant to be around, but it will also make their life easier as an adult. And yet while most people agree that there are manners every kid should know, they just don’t. But you can fix that.
Set your child up for success by starting to practice good etiquette early — and don’t hesitate to nag them gently until those good behaviors become second nature. And always lead by example!
Here are twelve good manners every child should know by the time he or she turns 10.
1. Say “Please” and “Thank You”
“Please” and “thank you” should be among the first words that your child learns. Practice relentlessly: Whether it is for a toy or a service, remind your child to ask politely and thank whoever did them a favor.