It is true that schools play a massive role in every child’s growth. Schools not only educate children but also help them socialize and polish their talents and capabilities. However, schools are not entirely responsible for children’s education and growth. It is known that before any child goes to school, their parents play an important role in shaping their behavior and teaching them the rules of society and how does one survive in this world. A child learns the basics and some of the most important lessons of life by their parent which is why it is important for parents to pay attention to their children and teach them what schools can not.
It is essential for your child to know about the etiquette and customs of the world beforehand so when they step out into the world including their schools, they would make a great impression as a civilized person on everyone.
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In order to promote positive behavior and good habits of children in school, the parent must teach their children a few things beforehand. Some of these good habits are listed below;
1) Teach your children to respect their teachers
Tell your children that teachers are the most important people in their lives after their parents. The best way to teach your child about respecting not only their elders but the younger people also is to act it out for them. Children mostly copy what their parents do. If you respect everyone around you, your child is likely to learn faster and do the same.
2) Tell them why obeying the school rules is important
Your child must be taught discipline and good manners for which they must follow the school rules. Before your child goes to school, properly instruct them about following the school rules and tell them it is important to maintain a good character and positive behavior.
3) Explain why running in the school’s corridors is wrong.
Tell your children to avoid running in the school halls and corridors as it is not only dangerous for other students but it is also a violation of the school rules. If they run around the school’s corridors, they can bump into other students and get hurt.
4) Encourage your children to accept their mistakes instead of letting other children take the blame.
Tell your child that it is okay to accept their mistakes and apologize for them without fearing punishment. Tell them to never let another student take the blame for what they did as it is dishonest and cowardly. Promote the sense of humanity and helping others in your children by portraying the same behavior at home.
5) Tell them to ask for a teacher’s permission before entering the classroom.
In case your child is late to school, instruct them to ask for the teacher’s permission before entering the classroom and politely explain why they are late. Tell them that acting up on their own is a bad manner.
6) Allow them to help other students who lose their stationary.
Allow your children to help their friends and classmates in case they need stationary or colors. Teach them that sharing is a good habit.
7) Teach them to greet everyone they meet including teachers.
The basic greetings such as good morning, good afternoon, etc. are a must for your children to know. Tell them to greet almost every one they make an eye contact with, especially teachers. Or before they address someone to initiate a conversation with, greeting others promotes a good character.
8) Teach your child to raise their hand first if they want to speak and wait for their turn.
It is important for your child to learn about patience as well. Despite feeling excited to answer the teacher’s question, teach your child to raise their hand first and wait for their turn to speak. Tell them not to rush and quietly wait until the teacher allows them to speak.
9) Train your children in terms of etiquette.
This is also important as it speaks for the sense of responsibility in your children. Gestures like holding the door open if they see a teacher entering the classroom, or lending a hand to a teacher if they see them carrying too many books, etc. promote a good character and a great sense of responsibility in your children.
10) Instruct them to address someone before acting out without them knowing.
Teach your children to address others by saying ‘excuse me’ if they want to walk past without pushing other people. In similar situations, instruct your children to let someone know before acting out on their own causing trouble for others and for themselves.
It is important for your children to know how to portray a positive character on their own without having others teach them. Educate your child instead of completely relying on the school.