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Tips & Tricks

Teaching Your Child to Respect School Rules

Teaching your child to respect school rules will not only help them to succeed academically, but it will also teach them important life skills.

Here are a few ideas from an Independent Boy’s School in Twickenham on how you can help your child to understand and respect school rules…

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What is respect?

The first step towards teaching your child to respect school rules is to ensure they understand what respect means and the difference between respectful and disrespectful behaviour. It is important to demonstrate respectful behaviour at home and to teach your child to always be respectful to others.

How to speak to others

Teaching your child how to speak to teachers and fellow students will help them to make friends and gain a favourable reputation at their school. Teach your child to always speak to others as they wish to be spoken to and stress that in the classroom it is particularly important to speak politely and to never use offensive language.

How to behave

Behaviour is another important factor in school rules. Again you should teach your kids behave respectfully and to treat others as they wish to be treated. In the classroom they should always listen to their teacher and do as they are asked, without argument. 

How to respect school property

Schools often have rules on how to treat school property and how to respect the environment. Children must understand that it is wrong to cause damage to school property and they should always dispose of their rubbish responsibly. It is essential that they have pride in their school environment and want to play a part in keeping it clean and safe.

How to be respectful in class

Lastly, when teaching your children to respect school rules, it is essential that they understand the importance of creating a positive learning environment. They should try hard to be on time for lessons, work to the best of their ability and always listen to other people’s ideas and opinions.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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