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Childcare tips on teaching your pre-schooler in San Antonio, TX good manners!

Posted on 06-11-2014

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Manners are important and easier to instill when children are young and impressionable. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of San Antonio emphasizes the importance of your child's pre-school education and equally essential, positive social development. These social skills which include manners, teamwork, and sharing, are vital in the development of empathy and respect for others and are essential for a successful adulthood. 

One of my favorite "quotes from mom" is that Manners matter; they will take you places that Money cannot! Parents can continue the development of these vital social skills at home, with the help of these child care tips for teaching and reinforcing basic manners:

  1. Remind your child not to interrupt while you are talking either to them or others. Then be sure to give your child your complete attention once you have finished speaking.
  2. Teach a child how to say "thank you" not only by telling them, but also from your example. You are their strongest role model for these social interactions, and it is impressive how quickly a child will learn and copy your actions.
  3. Always ask your child to say "please" and "thank you" when interacting with others. Repetition is an essential key to learning at this age. A gentle reminder will reinforce this learning process.
  4. Stay calm and don’t lose your temper when your child fails to listen. Teaching manners and other social skills play a vital role in helping children develop self- control and appropriate situational responses. Getting angry will only encourage children to express anger themselves.
  5. Attempt to have a positive attitude rather than negativity toward your child. Instead of telling them what not to do, guide them to do the right thing. You can reinforce this with an enthusiastic hug or a special treat, and the memory will remind your child what to do when a similar situation occurs.

At our Learning Academy, we emphasize a happy and safe environment for your child. The use of physical punishment and harsh language is strictly prohibited. Instead a positive discipline method of "redirection" is used to guide your child toward more appropriate behavior.

At Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of San Antonio, our dedicated and extensively trained staff will provide your child with abundant love and the best educational experience possible, while providing you the reassurance of a safe environment. For more information about our pre-school curriculum or to schedule a tour of the Academy, please contact us

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