As parents, our responsibility in life is to teach our children how to be polite around other people and to say “please” and “thank you.” Teaching children how to act and show respect towards others will give them the confidence needed on knowing what the right thing to do is.
Always Make Eye Contact
Teaching kids to have eye communication with the person they’re talking to is one of the most invaluable things you can teach. Not too often do kids look in the eyes of adults these days, but when they do, it can show the amount of respect they have for the other person. Learning this early in life will give kids the upper advantage when it comes to the real world.
Show Respect For Elders
It’s not too hard to understand that the oldest people on this planet, are often the wisest. They know more than most, and have been around to see it all. Their experience leads to having wisdom, and with that they need to be respected. Kids need to understand the importance of putting even their grandparents first, that way they will learn early.
Never Point or Stare at Someone
Kids are kids and they aren’t always perfect, but it’s very important to teach them never to point or stare in public places. It’s important to teach kids to treat others how they would want to be treated. Ask your kids to imagine how it would feel if others were looking and pointing at them.
Stand to Show Respect
It wasn’t too long ago when men would rise if a woman got up from where she was sitting, but our now casual society has made this action obsolete. Teaching kids the importance of standing, is mainly about having respect. Standing is a wonderful thing to do when you’re singing the national anthem, at church or if your guests are leaving.
Be Conscious of Others’ Space
How often do you notice kids walking, but never hold the door for you? It’s extremely important to teach kids to respect others and be aware of those around them. If you’re in a public place, it’s important to teach kids that if someone is coming towards them, move to the right and make space for whomever it is.
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