Hey everyone! The last time I posted, I started a series on etiquette being a big deal. If you missed it kindly find the post here.
Today I will highlight a few things your children must know as they grow up.
Has it happened to you before? Someone calls your phone number and in one breath asks, who am I speaking with? How did you feel? Not very pleased I’m sure. Telephone etiquette such as introducing yourself when you call someone is very important. Do not shout and if it happens that you did not initiate the call, don’t waste the caller’s money by prolonging the call unduly. Doing that is inconsiderate.
Children should be taught appreciation by saying “thank you” for every kind gesture. Far too many people go around with the entitlement….They believe the world owes them and so they grumble and whine when things don’t go their way. Such people are never fun to be with.
Bathroom/ Toilet etiquette. Teaching your children to knock and clean up after themselves is very important. . Let them know how to leave the toilet nice and clean for whoever would come in next.
Table etiquette. ‘Do not talk with your mouth wide open when you have food in your mouth’ is a basic rule. Make sure your mouth does not make so much noise. (That’s another thing you have to teach them) You should be able to take your children outside without fear that while they are chewing, there will be so much noise. Teach them to chew gently. It can be very embarrassing to sit at table with someone who does any of these things.
Social Etiquette could include not interrupting when others are talking and if you must, say “excuse me”.be polite.teach them punctuality. If you must be late, let the person you have an appointment with know that you have some constraints early enough. It is bad manners to keep others waiting. In actual fact you are stealing from them.
There are many more things they need to learn but this would definitely be a good start.
To you parenting success!
A mother,teacher,administrator, counselor, author and founder Leaps and Bounds Early Years. She is passionate about helping parents raise godly children in Christian homes.
The best deeds are the ones carried out, not just with the most generous acts but with the purest intentions. It pays to come to terms with the motives behind our actions, service and desires. Many times we may find that our motives are laced with self and ambition and not genuinely driven by love.
On the last day, when our works are brought before the Lord, the works that will stand; tried and tested are the ones that have been done in love.
As at today, there are organizations, initiatives and even businesses springing up as the days go by, one question that often comes to mind is – whether the motive behind such organizations isright, because so many people do the right things with the wrong motive all in the name of “creating impact” or “meeting a need”, even when the goals and profit from the organizations, businesses are achieved,true satisfaction comes from having the right heart towards the cause with no hidden agenda for fame or money, with no ulterior motive for seeking validation and recognition.
The right heart is propelled by love, driven by kindness and directed by God. Being at the center of God’s will is only the beginning of having the right heart, it takes carrying out every instruction as His will unfolds with the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:6-8) who made Himself of no reputation and took upon Him the form of a SERVANT, and was made in the likeness of men.
We are actually servants called to the noble cause to serve our generation and in whatever way that service comes, we need to totally and humbly let our hearts be under the scrutiny of the Holy spirit all the way, as we take the posture of submission and constant consecration.
Happy New Month Beautified Family!
We are starting the month on a blessed note and decreeing courage , strength and wisdom to all God has called us to do.
Are you excited already?
This week I break forth on all sides.
I declare boldly that I am what God says I am and I have all He says I have!
I declare boldly that I have the courage, strength and wisdom to all God has called me to do and become all He has created me to become!
I refuse to be intimidated by the circumstances and happenings around me. I walk and work with boldness as one who knows whose she is, the daughter and heir of the King of kings!
I enlarge my mind and territory to conceive, birth and receive, all that God has in store for me this week!
I walk and work with speed and divine acceleration in my activities this week!
My activities and all my endeavors this week bear and bring forth good fruits and bountiful harvest!
Amen This week’s confession is from Isaiah 54:1-3