Two year olds have a hard time grasping manners and being polite to others. As a parent, you need to teach your child manners early on so that they can act appropriately in public and at home. Here are some tips on how to teach your two year old child manners:
Say please to your child- you need to teach your child the word please. You should point to an object and then say, please give me the object. This keeps your child the word please. Then, after they give you the item you need to say thank you. This shows them how to do this in public when you are not around.
Buy your child children’s table- children have a hard time sitting still for long periods of time. If you make them eat at their own table then they will learn how to sit still and eat a meal at a dinner table. After they have mastered this, you can allow them to sit at the regular dinner table as a reward.
Teach your child to share- many two year olds do not understand the concept of sharing especially if they are an only child. Sharing is an important thing to teach your two year old. Many two year olds think that they do not have to share their toys because they own them. You need to show your child that they need to share their toys. For example, if a child is playing with a hula hoop, then they get it for five minutes and then their other play mates also get to use the hula hoop for five minutes if they wish. Everyone has to share because it is not good to be selfish. Children need to learn charity and generosity early on so that they are grateful for what they have.
Make sure that your two year old knows what appropriate behavior is- do not burp, sneeze, cough, or let gas in front of your child without saying excuse me. You need to show your child to be courteous and respectful of other people.
Parents need to guide their children to grow up to be respectful individuals. Manners are important because we all as human beings need to relate to each other in a way that is appropriate. Children need structure and manners in order to have good interpersonal relationships with each other. Hopefully, these tips will help you teach manners to your two year old child.