Saturday, August 17, 2013

Teaching Kids Tact

In her latest TLC Parentables post, Michelle Duggar explains how she teaches her little ones to be respectful when they encounter people with different beliefs, lifestyles, and cultures.

I try to teach them to be tactful and not to blurt out questions or statements about people or situations that might be new or different to them. We want them to come and ask questions, to whisper in my ear or daddy’s ear, and ask the questions they might have. 

If the family is in a situation where it wouldn't be polite to address the question right away, Michelle tells the child to bring it up later, when they can discuss the matter in private and avoid offending others.

I’ve explained to them that others may wonder why they are asking a certain question because it’s about something that is common for their culture. It’s important for them to be sensitive to the feelings of others.

Ever watched the show and think that the Duggar kids seem to obey everything they're told, all the time? Michelle is quick to remind readers that all children have their moments, and hers are no exception.

We’ve got a ways to go to train our kids in the proper etiquette of being around other people in public places. Believe me, ours aren’t angels!


In the following video blog, Michelle shares her favorite memories from the family's trip to Asia:

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, I am so thankful for the many lessons I have learned from watching your family's adventures over the years. A joyful day for me is filled with kindness towards others. Elizabeth

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