Oh, the joys of being a parent! You can complain about how sleepless your nights are and how tiring your days are but in the end, if given a chance you still wouldn’t change a thing about this parenthood. And why would anyone? Babies are miracles and bundles of joy that every parent wishes for. But with babies come the responsibility of not just taking care of them but to mold them in a better shape. Education starts from home and you need to make sure that your kid must be full of manners and etiquettes that will make him or her shine. And that’s where comes these Basic Etiquette Rules All Parents Must Know.
Basic Etiquette Rules All Parents Must Know
While it’s really important to teach your kids some good manners, it’s also important for parents to learn a thing or two. Kids have a tendency to do what they see their elders do around them. As a parent, you set an example for them to follow. So, parenting is as much about you learning some etiquettes as your kids do. Soon to be a mommy? Then there are some exercises for you that you must try.
There are two things a kid can do. Throw a tantrum to get things done or make those puppy eyes and say ‘pretty please?’ It’s obvious that anyone would prefer the second type of kid and that’s why you need to make sure that your child stays polite and says “nice to meet you” or “thank you” and “please.” Thanksgiving is coming soon and these craft ideas will make your kids’ day.
Don’t Leave Mess Behind You
Kids do messy things and make a mess everywhere they go. Restaurants and cafes aren’t any exceptions and kids will always exercise their right of making a mess. Your duty as parents is to pick up those things that your kids oh-so accidentally threw on the floor.
When Kids Start Crying…
You know one moment there is a lovely calm and the next moment there are shrill and ear-piercings cries filling the whole room coming from your kid. This might sound normal when you are at home but when you are out with your kids, say in a theatre or a restaurant, you should just take them outside so as not to disturb other people.
Don’t You Start Screaming As Well
Sometimes, it can be too overwhelming and you are just about to lose all your calm when your kid is throwing a tantrum in public. It’s difficult but grab on to your cool demeanor by a thin thread and don’t let go of it. Speaking of screaming, here are some ways to get over a narcissistic mother.
My Kid Is Great…! And Yours?
As proud parents of a smart kid, we can’t help ourselves and talk about our kid for hours and hours. If you don’t want to sound like you are simply bragging you have to let other parents talk about their kids as well. Or better ask them about their kids. That way you give the impression that you care about their kids as well. Care for your body as well and get rid of that post-baby bump with the help of these exercises.
Swallow Back Those Personal Questions
Not every parent is keen on talking about breastfeeding, conceiving and things like that. These questions are personal and someone might just be cursing you internally to mind your own business internally. Don’t let things come to that!
Not Everything Is Free!
Your kid has a bestie and the friend’s parents have invited your kid to an event? It’s best if you thank them and assume that everything might not be free. They might intend to pay for the whole journey but you better make sure of it and ask if you can cover anything.
There Is a Reason Why It Says ‘Adults Only’
You just don’t have the heart to go out without your kid but if a party invitation clearly says in big bold letters that it’s for adults only then you should just take a hint rather than calling the host and ask if your kid could come too. Hey, who said mommy-to-be can’t look sexy in this party? Be a fashionista with these ideas.
Invitations sound exciting but you need to make sure that the hosts know that you are attending the birthday party so that they can make sure that everything goes as planned without any hindrance.
No Extras Please
They don’t mention it in the invitation cards out of politeness but that doesn’t mean you should send your kid’s cousin or cousins to tag along in that party. Just imagine what terror you would live in until the party is over when you see some extra people in the party but not much extra food!
If being a guest is a big deal then being a host is much more than that. While the adults can handle the things about food and all that stuff, your kid has to be a good guest or host as well. You want those invitations coming in and kids flooding your kid’s party? Make sure your kid stays on the best behavior.
Your Plate My Plate
When cousins are stealing food from each other’s plates and make fun of it, it’s cool. But then your kid follows the suit and eats off someone else’s plate and that is so not cool. Especially if that someone is someone like Joey – who doesn’t share food!
This Food Is Not My Favourite!
Make sure those words don’t come out of your kid’s mouth when you are dining in someone else’s home. “Disgusting,” or “gross,” or “yucky” are not the words that any host would love to hear. It will hurt their feelings. So teach your kids to be polite and not say such things even if it is mommy’s food they are talking about. All this talk of food makes me want to remind you to avoid these few things when you are pregnant.
If Kids Ruin It, You Replace It
Accidents happen and where kids are concerned, they happen often. Best thing to do is make sure your kid doesn’t break any valuables of someone else’s and if they do, then it is your responsibility to replace it. It can be such a pain at times! Speaking of pain, say bye-bye to sciatica pain with these yoga poses.
When Kids Get Sick…
You better keep them at home! For the sake of your kid’s health and that of the other kids’ as well. No one enjoys watching a running nose anyway.
Maybe You Should Keep A Swear Jar Too
Like I said, kids do what the adults do. That’s why we have to keep our tongue in check all the time. And it’s not just about cursing. Be polite, stay calm and courteous and your kids will follow your path.
Being a parent is not a kid’s job. Pun intended. It can be overwhelming at times but hard work always pays off. So you stay on your best behavior and your kids will follow the suit.