Does your kid have bad manners? We all know the answer to this question. Many things that were considered bad manners, years ago have fallen out of favor. I personally think that good manners never go out of style. Do parents even care anymore? Does your child do any of the following?
- Pick their nose
- Eat food with their mouth open
- Talk when someone else is talking
- Urinate in public
- Doesn't say hello when calling someone on the telephone
- Doesn't say "please" and "thank you"
- Wears their hat indoors
- Listen to music or texts while with others
- Doesn't look at someone when they are speaking to them
- Blows spit bubbles
- Talking back to adults
These are just a few bad manners that I witness regularly when out in public. I think that more and more parents are allowing their kids to have bad manners. I'm not sure why. Maybe they think that they have so much going on in life that these things are minor. I don't think there is anything minor about bad manners.
Bad manners are a display of inappropriate behavior. When children are allowed to behave in an inappropriate manner, it can continue into adulthood. It is a parent's job to teach their child how to behave. Parents need to realize that bad manners will not be tolerated when their child leaves their bubble. Teachers will not put up with bad manners and employers certainly, will not stand for it.
There are rules of behavior in every aspect of life. As a parent, it is your responsibility to teach your child that these rules exist. When you allow this behavior, you are setting your child up to be teased and possibly bullied. You are also teaching them to be disrespectful to you and others.
This is all part of parenting. Yes, it's in the parenting manual as one of your jobs. So the next time I see your child exhibiting bad manners, don't shrug your shoulders at me, like there's nothing you can do about it.
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