Teaching good manners to youngsters especially teens may seem difficult initially, but when you keep at it patiently ( even when they seem not to be paying attention ), you will be impressed at how well they begin to respond as time goes on.
Research has shown that what you hear repeatedly will stick. Parents and guardians must watch, listen and advice the child – not nag. Set boundaries and reinforce good behaviour by praising and being specific as why the child is being praised. Also bad behaviour in a child must be discouraged or stopped immediately.
“ – a child left to himself disgraces his parents . ”
Lack of consideration and rudeness in a child must be discouraged early by parents and guardians- This will check selfishness and thoughtlessness, including disobedience towards parents and guardians. Likewise, parents must show respect to their children as this helps build up the child’s self esteem.