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How Rude! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids Manners

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Ages 3-6: Listening and Speaking on Turn

In school, your child will learn to raise her hand before speaking. At home, make sure she pays attention when someone is talking and doesn't interrupt. Try these tips:

  • Practice good listening as a parent so that your child can model your skills.
  • Ask her to look at and listen to the person who's speaking and say "Excuse me" if she has something to say.

Next: Ages 3-6: Making Introductions


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