How to Raise a Child with Good Manners is explained herein. Be deliberate about it. Train children the way you want them to remain.
How to raise your child with good manners
What good manners should a child be taught
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There is this popular paradox that the egg is the father of the cock. This is so true in line with the fact that the children we see today will someday grow into an adult who makes more children and the cycle continues.
If there is a fault in the raising of a child in a particular generation, there will be a fault thenceforth. One way of avoiding this cumulative fault is through proper child upbringing.
After all, that is where some parents get it wrong. Here are some tips on how to raise children properly, to become happy, fulfilled adults, and useful to themselves and society at large.
Proper Ways to Raise a Child
1. Develop yourself first
Remember, you cannot give out what you do not have. Learn and practice the discipline you want your child to acquire.
Plan and prepare very well for the arrival of your child. Prepare your mind to make sacrifices when necessary.
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2. Teach by example
You should train your child by example. Any character trait you want your child to imbibe should be seen in you. Teach your child honesty, neatness, godliness, and selflessness by being honest, neat, godly, and selfless.
3. Be a good communicator
One way of knowing a child who is properly trained is by the child’s communication skills. Instruct your child in a humane and polite yet firm tone.
Do not form the habit of shouting at children. Most importantly, be a good listener. Learn the art of listening to your child’s opinions and grievances.
How do you address issues you do not even know to exist? Let your child be free to express his or her mind on issues.
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4. Build a strong relationship with your child
One of the fallouts of being a good communicator is that you will be able to build a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship with your child.
This you do by being trustworthy, open and accommodating, and kind, not just with the child, but with others on the watch of the child.
Also, teach the child to build healthy relationships with others. Make them learn human empathy and kindness while letting go of selfishness.
5. Always appreciate the efforts of your child
Sometimes, parents have the bad habit of appreciating only perfect outcomes. This should not be the case.
When your child puts in the effort to do a particular task, irrespective of the result, appreciate the effort first before you offer correction. Don’t overhype perfection.
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6. Give them time to play
It is not best to always stop children from enjoying some fun time on their own. Playtime helps them to acquire some social skills and learn to coexist with others. Their creativity is best nursed when they are allowed some playtime on their own.
7. Correct your children in love
Children will always be children, they will definitely misbehave. Learn to correct your kids with love when they have done wrong. Even after punishing them, call them back and tell them why you had to do what you did.
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It is worth noting that when you raise your kids right, you are investing in your future happiness. Do not compare them with other kids and do not set too high a standard for them. Let your children enjoy a happy childhood through your good parenting skills.