School Manners - How To Have Children Perform Well At School
Teaching children school manners is a task that must begin in the home.
If children are not taught these principles in the home, there is no
way that children are going to practice the same ideas outside of the
home. So, the question is, how do I teach my children to have manners
Fundamental School Etiquette
There are some rules that children should obey at school. Here
are the key principles for etiquette at school:
- Arrive on time and be in seat before the bell
- Be prepared coming to class. This also includes having
- If you want to speak, raise your hand and wait for the
teacher to acknowledge you.
- Avoid talking to other students while the teacher is
- Take care of your school materials.
Okay, so how do parents teach these principles at home? Here are a few
Parents need to be
involved and engaged
in their children's education. I see many parents that are either at
one extreme or another. Some parents are not involved at all in their
children's education. Children pick this up on a subconscious level and
realize that if it isn't important to mom and dad, then it will not be
important to them.
The other extreme is parents that are so
involved, that they end up doing all the work for their children. It is
important to find a balance between these two extremes so that children
learn to be accountable
It is important to teach children the importance and value of respecting other's time
Your children are going to learn from your habits. If you are late to
everything, then your children will learn that same behavior. If you
want them to be on time, you must make a commitment to being on time
Start teaching these
school manners lessons early
. It is always easier to teach
children manners and good habits the younger they are.
teaching manners and etiquette are not always the easiest thing and it
may seem that the lessons are not being learned, parents must be consistent
in their teaching methods. Consistency is the key to helping the
children develop these new habits.