Developing good habits in a child needs to begin always from the day they are born, so that they can feel at ease and confident in a variety of situations.
1) Life Style
Consistent lifestyle habits are fundamental to growth of every child. Children learn to eat regularly, wash hands before and after meals, get up on time and care about those around them in their day-to-day lives. Parents can build on earlier habits to determine additional rules to suit their child’s age.
Saying “Good morning”, “Please” and “Thank you” are the basics of polite etiquette for everybody, so it is essential for a child to learn this habit as early as possible. The habit of being polite reflects a child’s thoughtfulness and respect towards others.
Having a good ethical mind-set helps a child to be a responsible and friendly person. Respecting their elders, obeying traffic rules, and not damaging the plants growing in parks are just a few of the essential habits that children can absorb. Being considerate towards others helps children to build the expectations of what behaviour towards them is acceptable.
Good learning habits help children to enhance their interest in acquiring knowledge. It also spikes their curiosity and inquisitiveness encouraging them to question the world around them. A good attitude towards learning enriches their independence and deeps their willingness and ability to co-operate with others.
Children with a positive attitude learn common sense, and how to analyse and resolve problems. This habit enhances their problem solving ability as well as their skills of observation and creativity.