We often hear of how this new generation of kids lack proper manners and etiquette and while it is often said in an unpleasant way, there is some truth to it. As parents, we have to feed our kids and provide clothing for them too as well as any other needs. However, amongst those other needs are lessons on manners, being polite, courteous and all other facets of etiquette.
These social skills are not just picked in a day, it will require a course of lessons and interactions to help kids master them. A child who practices etiquette is graceful and shines above their peers as an individual and also in groups. If you still wonder why your child needs etiquette lessons, here are a few reasons they are important for a growing kid.
Kids learn empathy
Your kid may seem like a caring and loveable child but they may not be the best at caring and sharing with others. With etiquette classes, they learn to be more empathetic towards others including strangers. They learn to put the needs of others before theirs and how to interact with their peers in teams and on an individual level.
They learn about grooming and appearance
Don’t wait until your child is already a teenager before instilling the importance of dressing approval for each occasion. Etiquette lessons ensure that your kids know the right patterns, textures and colors to mix so they always appear stylish and elegant. These lessons also help them get comfortable in formal attire and prepares them for events in the real world where they will have to look the part.
At some point or the other, your child will need to learn how to eloquently present their opinions and thoughts in a public setting. This could be anywhere from the playground to home room but once they start building their confidence from a young age and learning how to articulate their thoughts, they’re on the way to becoming self-confident adults that excel and talking to people anywhere, anytime.
Etiquette gives them a sense of security
When your child knows they have the skills and abilities to handle whatever situation life throws at them in a gracious and unflustered manner, they become more comfortable with themselves and will have less anxiety and stress when they face difficult situations.
First impressions matter too
Wouldn’t it be lovely if you never had to remind your child to say thank you when someone gives them a gift or to say please when asking for something? A child who has manners and speaks pleasantly is the pride and joy of every parent. They also leave a good first impression on everyone they meet and create avenues for people to be nice and courteous to them too in the future.
Even if you have never heard of etiquette lessons before, you now know how important it is for your children to receive them and develop the social skills they need to make it in life. If you’re interested in getting started with etiquette, you can sign up your kids for lessons and watch as we wave a magic wand over them and transform them into little princes and princesses.