There are some basic rules of etiquette and manners that are hardly taught to children in school. Therefore, it is important for every parent to teach some of the main ethics to children before entering school. What are these ethics? Here’s a complete summary.
1. The basics of having the right conversation
Besides our homes, schools are the perfect places for children to learn social skills. With lots of other children present, it makes it easy to talk freely with the teacher and other fellow students.
However, for children to be good at speaking, they must be taught certain skills and techniques. In terms of communication, children need to learn how to speak politely to teachers and friends, negotiate well, not interrupt other people’s conversations and not shout.
2. Learn to stare at each other when interacting
Face-to-face conversations are very important. But without eye contact, it may be difficult for the children and the other person to know each other’s feelings which is useful in giving responses, and capturing the essence of the conversation.
Therefore, a child must have the ability to look into the other person’s eyes gently and warmly when talking to each other. Apart from showing the other person that they are being listened to and valued, looking them in the eye while speaking can convey high levels of confidence and self-esteem. This is also a great personality trait.
3. Manage behavioral skills
Children must be taught to manage their behavior from the time they are small. Managing these behavior skills also helps children promote positive change. Through changing the environment and strengthening adaptive behavior, a child can reduce problem behavior.
For example, if a child tends to behave negatively by hitting or screaming when emotional, teach him some coping skills such as taking a deep breath, imagining positive things and distracting.
4. Be open to diversity and respect all cultures
In today’s era, children have the privilege of meeting people from various backgrounds, ethnicities, groups and more. Even at school, our children can meet new people from all over the world.
Therefore, it is important for children to be taught inclusivity and the ability to recognize and respect people from all walks of life from an early age. Tolerance also teaches children to see that everyone is equally valuable, and differences are not something to be concerned about but deserve respect and appreciation.
5. Respect differences of opinion
Every human being is endowed with his own thoughts and personality. So it is not surprising that the world is filled with various opinions. What even many adults in today’s world lack is an understanding of differences of opinion. Not infrequently these differences of opinion create disputes among adults when they mutually impose their opinions on one another.