Savoir-Vivre – For children (sign language)

What are the rules of good behavior for children and parents? Jakub Malik explains in Polish sign language. Automatic translation of subtitles. Please notify us if you find a bug.

In the past, people attached great importance to cultural behavior, even in everyday life, they tried to stick to the principles of savoir-vivru. Everyone was aware of what was allowed and what was not allowed to do. Attention was paid to inculcating these principles in children from an early age.

Nowadays, parents do not attach so much importance to it – and do not require children to follow all the rules of savoir-vivru – is it good This movie is dedicated to both parents and children – do the old rules of savoir-vivru still apply to us? We will look at them today and see which rules are still valid and which are not…

A greeting

In the old days, children were required to bow at the waist as a greeting. Nowadays, children associate a bow with the world of fairy tales and something unreal – and they are right! Currently, no one requires a greeting, although there are two exceptions. First – ballet school students, the second exception is the occasional occasion, such as speeches, performances in schools – after their completion, it is proper for the children to bow.

So how should children today greet adults? The best way is to just say – “Good morning”.

It is worth mentioning two more issues that are worth instilling in children and applying them yourself.

  1. meeting with friends of parents who may not de facto associate them – you should say hello to them.
  2. at school, the child misses various teachers, but usually only to those with whom he has lessons – he says good morning, he treats others like air. It is not cultural. It is worth teaching a child to say hello to every teacher he meets.

“Please”, “thank you”, “sorry”

Use keywords and very important words. This is a principle that has been in place for many, many years, and is still very relevant – it’s about using words like: “Please”, “thank you” or “sorry”. I guess there is no point in discussing this principle. As a parent, make sure your child uses these words on a daily basis, so it’s a good idea to remind them and correct them. over time, using “these” words will become a habit for the child – and will use them spontaneously.

Little tip – as a parent, try to use such words yourself – children are very good followers…

Mr., Mrs. or by name?

Mr., Mrs. or maybe you? Once upon a time, when a child called an adult by his name, it was disturbing and inconceivable. Many people today do not require that you speak to them as you or madam. Is that okay? It’s actually a personal matter for them. If those to whom the child is called do not mind – why should anything change?!

However, it is worth remembering that not everyone wants the child to call them by name, after all, they are not colleagues! It is worthwhile for a child to treat an adult with respect – and here, parents, it is your merit… So how is a child to respect adults? If an adult does not want the child to call him / her by name, the child should not. He may use the terms “uncle” or “aunt” interchangeably…

SMS or video calling

SMS or video calls – nowadays children communicate a lot with each other, at any time, even at night. When it comes to texting at night – they can be read in the morning so it’s not very bad. Worse, however, when it comes to video calls – a ringing phone at night can wake the recipient… The rules of savoir-vivru, recommend talking between 8 am and 9 pm, phone at other times – it is simply tactless…

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