Susie reached across the table for the serving bowl, calling out, “Give me it!” She jerked it out of her grandmother’s hands and shouted “mine!”
Her mother scolded her, a horrified look on her face. She had tried to raise her daughter to be thoughtful and considerate. Susie should have known better than to act like that at the dinner table, and with company over, too.
Have you ever been there?
Not only that, it can also be stressful for you and your child. When they don’t have proper manners, they may not understand the response they get from their peers, or from other people. They might not understand why they can’t get along with friends, or why they get in trouble at school, but there’s more to it than just that.
To understand this, we need to understand why good manners are important. Good manners are all about self-respect and respect for others. Good manners show you care about the sensibilities of others. Saying thank you can make a person feel appreciated. Saying please shows you respect the other person’s right to choose to do it or not.
You are doing your children a big favor when you teach them manners. You will give them confidence that they need to make it through the world. When considering why manners are so important, you need to look at the big picture. Think of how this will affect your child in the future.
We know that manners are important. It’s one of the most important skills you can ever teach your children. We know that parents are supposed to teach their children manners, right? But what do you teach, and when?
Skill Trek Makes It Easy
That’s why Skill Trek is here to help. We understand that with the many things you have to teach your children, it’s normal for some skills to get missed. Busy families have busy parents, and that students have a lot of things packed into their schedules already. We work to teach the skills your child needs at the time they need it, and without adding more work to your already busy schedules.
Skill Trek is a family-centered curriculum that is designed to help parents teach and children learn practical knowledge for life. These are not tasks that need to take extra time in your already-busy life. They are things your children will learn as you are going through your normal daily routine. They are skills that can be taught and practiced while having dinner, doing chores, or going to school.
Skills are designed for every age level, from preschoolers to high schoolers, and will learn important qualities that help them build strong character in their school career, and when they go off to college and an adult profession. When talking manners and etiquette, it’s important to remember that children are ready to learn different things at different ages. Skill Trek will help you with this, so we’re helping you teach your children what they need to know at the ages they need to know it.
The curriculum is all online so there are no more books to add to your home, or special tools you need to buy. Skill Trek will assure you that your children are well-equipped and ready for adulthood and that they understand proper manners and etiquette along the way.