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In today’s competitive world, it’s the young generation which will be tomorrow’s workforce. Wouldn’t it be right to raise well-mannered kids with empathy and pleasant ways to meet others? In a fast-paced lifestyle, parents are always on the go without having much time and patience to correct kids to be happy, polite and well-liked. However, if they pay attention to the following basic etiquette, kids are likely to be pleasant in their mannerism.

9 Magical Basic Etiquette Every Child Should Learn

1.  Three golden rules to be a winner

Children have to imbibe these basic values which are the stepping stones to raising well-mannered kids and they are ‘sorry’, ‘please’, ‘thank you’. You must use them more often for kids to adulate and make it a part of their inherent nature.

The more the kids use these, the more adorable and generous they will become.

Children have to imbibe these basic values which are the stepping stones to raising well-mannered kids and they are ‘sorry’, ‘please’, ‘thank you’. You must use them more often for kids to adulate and make it a part of their inherent nature.

The more the kids use these, the more adorable and generous they will become.

2.  Talking etiquette

Kids are always in a rush seeing their parents and just barge in the middle of a discussion, which is irksome. They need to be constantly reminded to use ‘Excuse me’ and wait for their turn. The need of the hour is raising a patient generation and this has to begin from childhood. They ought to wait to grab attention and seek their chance to be heard.

Children must be taught not to interrupt adults while they are talking.

3.  Table etiquette

Be it fine dining or at home, table manners are mandatory. Children must be taught how to use cutlery in the right way. No elbow on the table ever. Always chew food with your mouth closed. Hygiene must be followed and how to wipe hands and face while eating should be inculcated right from early years.

4.  Receiving and giving gifts

This might sound inconsequential but goes a long way in etching memories in the sender’s heart. Children must be benevolent and courteous to express gratitude when they receive a present. A ‘Thank you’ note really makes the other person feel special and makes the kid likable.

Also when a child has to give a gift, it should be properly given with wishes and make sure the child does it with a smile.

5.  Be kind and respectful

This might sound like a moral value, but is a part of etiquette. Like children, even adults love to receive compliments. Children must learn to compliment elders and never talk ill about someone. No swear words, please! Kids don’t have to point out or stare at someone and speak.

Address the elders respectfully and make an eye contact as you talk.

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6. Group etiquette

As a child sees someone standing alone, he should invite them to be a part of the group. Never isolate someone in a group discussion, howsoever, urgent it might seem. Always show and preach unity.

7. Introduction etiquette

‘The first impression is the last impression’. The children must introduce themselves with proper name and full of vibrancy.

Would you like to speak or even look at a grumpy kid? On the contrary, you would love to interact with a kid who is vivacious and smiling. Isn’t it?

A firm yet gentle handshake with a smile goes a long way in leaving a pleasant impression.

8. Winning and losing with grace

The biggest tantrums one envisages would be seeing the whining and grumpy kids who’ve just lost a match/game. What needs to be taken care is that children should take winning and losing in the same stride. What might be a defeat could be a victory next time. Children should be sporty enough to congratulate the winning side and be in the game.

This virtue shall benefit them lifelong to face bigger challenges of life.

A firm yet gentle handshake with a smile goes a long way in leaving a pleasant impression.

9. Basic manners

The importance of children leaving behind a clean room, a clean washroom and clearing utensils after meals cannot be undermined. These instill self-confidence as well as empathy. They should be taught to leave things in a condition they would want to receive in the first place.

Final words

Mannerism and etiquettes begin from home. Parents should generously exhibit good manners and virtues for kids to emulate. One can always seek the help of finishing schools to mold and make the kids appealing. Parents must be endearing and reflect a proper image for children for them to grow with virtues