Rules are for more than simply keeping kids in check. While it is true that you don’t want your sweethearts embarrassing you in a public setting, your decision to set the standard for what is acceptable behavior helps children find their place in society. Here are three things that kids learn as a result of being taught the basic art of mannerism.
Telling your little one to refrain from talking while chewing sends the immediate message that it is not okay to talk with a mouth full of food. The admonishment also indirectly tells him that conversing with another person requires undivided attention. He cannot be so focused on another task that he forgets to engage with the person in front of him during dinner.
Your primary rule of making eye contact is about more than showing family members respect. Kids learn the qualities needed to be successful on job interviews when they get the rundown on how to conduct themselves during family gatherings.
Respect, honesty, and consideration are core values of etiquette that help kids make positive contributions to society. You can count on your child saying, “excuse me” before stepping over another person’s feet because of the principle of consideration that you have instilled in them. Such concept will be the driving force in the future that compels them to wait until their business partner has finished his/her thought before sharing their opinions during a conference meeting.