Happy Children's Day: Nurture Good Manners in Your Kids


Teaching children basic manners and showing them how to respect parents and other elders is a fundamental value that should be instilled in children from a young age. It should be taught through words, actions, and attitudes. Don't teach a child excellent behaviour while you, as a parent, act in the opposite manner. Be meticulous in teaching your children to behave properly.

Teach them to treat older people with respect and courtesy, for example, an elderly neighbour even if they don't seem to be necessary or powerful in their life right now. The way we treat others and the good things we do now have a way of returning back to us later.

Many years ago, one of my adopted grandmas had a shop at the University of Ibadan. She said that when some of the students who patronised her were in need and short on money, she fed them. When they were unable to pay, she wrote off their debt and took care of them when they fell ill. When the students came to beg for food, her daughter, who was then her only child, treated them politely. She met one of the students after she had grown up, graduated from university, and started looking for work. The rest is a happy story.

Teach your children to be respectful and humble as they grow up.

Scroll through the slides to see the list of some examples of how children can show respect to their parents. 

We at DRS Etiquette & Image Consulting wish you a Happy Children's Day on behalf of the Burgeoning Kids' World team. A mission of service in honour of Children's Day.

Damilola Ogunremi,
Etiquette & Image Consultant.

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