The value of teaching children to say "thank you"

3 Reasons why it is important to say “thank you”

Many times it is not given the value that it deserves to say “thank you,” “good morning” and ask for things “please.” And that really is the great secret of a healthy coexistence.

It is our duty to teach children from a young age to be educated with the people around them, because it depends on them to become educated and respectful human beings, who will contribute without knowing it to cement a better society.

The 3 reasons why the child benefits from being grateful are these:

1. Connect better with the world

When you thank another child or family member, you will inevitably find a grateful smile and that is the beginning of a circle of good feelings that will continue to roll in each subsequent interaction. The child without being aware, understands that he has the key to receive affection and empathy and to make the people around him feel better, and that key is simply to be grateful.

2 learn to value

When we give thanks, we value the effort that someone is making for us, no matter how small. And that makes us better people, more human and aware that just as others do things for us, we must also do them for them and as a reward we will feel satisfied and at peace with ourselves. A dynamic of generosity is created that will be positive for everyone. From the point of view of a child, this teaching is lived with happiness, and you will surely want to repeat that pleasant feeling of giving and receiving without a reason.

3. Respect so that they respect you

There is no person who should not be thanked. Sometimes the same family tells the child that there is no reason to give them, assuming that because they are members of the family it is not necessary. This is not like this. The child must learn that anyone should be thanked for the favor received , be it from the family group, friend, known or unknown. This is called respect and it is deserved by all, absolutely all people. No matter how many times we say thank you, the more the merrier. In education there are no limits, on the contrary. And in respect less: “respect so that they respect you.” This can be a good phrase to teach the child from a very young age. Well, although it seems to us that they still do not understand things well, they are prepared to understand the language of the heart, and that is precisely that of empathy and love. And it is that at the end of the day … what is respect if not empathy and love?

In short, even if they do not speak well, you will be surprised how well they say “thank you” and “please” if you teach them and also they always hear you. The reward is that they generate happiness for them and incidentally for others.

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