How do your children behave in public places? Do you cringe at the idea of going to the store with them? What about church? Or an extended family event? What about when you are on the phone? Or at the park talking to a friend? Do you already know if your children are with you an uninterrupted conversation will be impossible? Do your children ignore others who greet them?
We have all seen it, and possibly experienced it with our own children. A friend of yours goes up to your child and says “hello”. Your child doesn’t respond and may even ignore them. Have you ever greeted a young child only to have them turn away from you, or ignore your attempts to engage in a conversation? Or come up to you and state that they want something, with no manners? So, if this sounds like you, be ready to learn a few things that can help!
Does it really have to be this way? Is that just the thing to expect with children? NO. It definitely doesn’t have to be this way and it is definitely NOT the thing to expect with children… who have been trained to understand how to behave socially.