REINFORCE GOOD MANNERS FOR KIDS

Reinforcing good manners isn’t hard but it is something that needs to be
deliberately undertaken. Here are several ways I’ve found that work to
foster good manners for kids:
1) Cement Good Manners by Reading a Book about Manners
Recommended books to help with manners for kids
2) Give your kids “the talk”
Before going to school, the store, a friend’s house, or relatives’ house,
emphasize the manners for kids that you expect them to follow. It sounds
basic, but a quick reminder about what your expectations are for behavior
can go a long way!
3) Create your own list of family manners
Focus on the ones that are important for your own family. State them in
a positive way and post them somewhere as a reminder for everyone.
4) Make a manners competition within your household
Have a marble jar or a sticker chart for every family member and give
each other points for using good manners. At the end of the week, let the
winner pick dessert for the night, choose a fun family activity for the night,
have the evening off from chores, or some other incentive of his or her choice.
5) Come up with a fun phrase or sound
Choose a sound to serve as a reminder for one another when manners are
forgotten. Some ideas: a buzzer sound, “rewind,” “oops, you forgot
something,” or “let’s try that again.”