Motivating Manners: Children as guests in your home

by epi on July 11, 2013

Q: My child is well-mannered, but his friends abide by different (or lack of) manners. Can you insist on polite behavior from other kids when they’re in your home?

A: Of course! Use the phrase, “In our house, we do it this way,” to establish guidelines for what’s acceptable behavior in your home.

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M M Thomas July 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Don’t be shy with your house rules. People need to learn that different behavior is expected at different places. You are doing them a favor. Just be kind because we know it’s not their fault.

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Cyra July 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

And the same applies to houseguests!

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Mariette's Back to Basics July 11, 2013 at 8:20 pm

We always make it very clear that our home is a NON-SMOKING home! That’s for house guests and all other guests. Certainly children need guidance and especially if their parents were lacking in teaching them properly. Most children are very eager to learn and you definitely do them a favor for life!
Great subject to discuss.

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