One way to purge your child of his impolite attitude is by teaching him new manners to replace the bad ones.There's a whole gamut of manners to choose from: how to meet others, how to be a good host or guest, proper eating etiquette, phone etiquette, Internet etiquette, as well as an array of polite words. I've provided a list of eighty-five important manners kids should learn. Choose one or two manners from the list to teach at a time. As you teach each new manner, be sure to explain why the skill is important and when and how to use it. Kids learn any skill best through repetition, so give your child lots of opportunities to practice the new skill.You might get the rest of the family involved so that everybody is practicing the same skill together. Some families target a new skill each week. Just make sure everyone is supportive; no teasing is allowed.
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.