What are the signs of a well-mannered child? Of course we all hope our children act perfectly outside the home without being prompted to say ‘thanks for the ride Mrs. Brown!’ after being dropped off after soccer practice carpool. But let’s face it – we often need to give those reminders, especially as our kids grow older, more independent, and prone to peer pressure. Good news is that good manners can be easily taught early in life. Encourage your toddlers and pre-schoolers to do the following and you’ll be well on your way:
'Rainbow Thanks with Photo' by Simon+Kabuki
- Don’t throw anything unless it’s a ball and you’re outside.
- Say please and thank you at all times.
- Take turns and wait patiently for your turn.
- Use your inside voice when indoors.
- Thank gift givers with a hand-written thank you note, even if it’s just signing your name or drawing a picture on a card written by an adult.
- Say excuse me for any rude bodily noises.
- Look at the person you are talking to.
- Hold the door open for others.
- Say sorry for doing something wrong.
- “May I have…” is OK, “I want…” is not.
Give your child a headstart by adopting these habits yourself and setting a great example. Buy cute kid-friendly thank you cards such as ‘Rainbow Thanks with Photo’ which can be personalized for one or more family members and provides ample space for junior’s crayon artwork. And if you are really passionate about this topic, checkout the award-winning board game ‘Blunders’ which teaches etiquette for kids aged kindergarten and up in a fun an interactive way.
For other thank you cards that can be easily customized for your child’s sending, checkout the growing collection at LookLoveSend.com. We offer stylish designs suitable for kids of all ages with fast and efficient customer service!