The school summer break is nearly upon us, why not over the summer holidays make the most of the time to remind or teach your children good manners and social skills. They may not appreciate it at the time, but it is one of those things that they will thank you for later in life. The sooner you teach your children, the easier it will be for them as they get older. Good manners do not come by themselves, they need to be taught. Also, not all children find it easy to make new friends yet encouraging them whilst they are young will help them in later life. These skills will give them confidence when dining with strangers and generally mixing with new people. You never know it may refresh and improve your own manners at the same time!
Letter writing has made a comeback, with thank-you letters and handwritten notes replacing emails and texts. Encourage your children to send postcards to grandparents, relatives or friends. It will encourage them to use their imagination for essays and perhaps be a start to being a future author!
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