Mamas.. How do YOU teach your kiddos manners? Are you strict about them from the start... are you a more relaxed parent? Is it important to you? What are some of your tricks?
..at the barre studio this past week it was amazing to see parents who brought their kiddos along (childcare during class) and how kids the exact same age can act so differently.. some are polite and respectful and some are... awful, ha! Seriously.
Mamas.. weigh in!
It puzzles me when people stop their lives and don't take their kiddos WITH them to places.. it's very important for us to do so... when they are not exposed to what is appropriate in public.. they don't learn.. we are definitely on the same page :)
Do-overs. If they do not show manners, they have to do it over until they do it with the right tone and body language.
Play acting. We show them by acting out the way we want them to act by using a couple of siblings or my husband and I. We haven't done this one in a while but the older kids always enjoyed it when we did.
And I agree with what already has been said.