Set Your Manners Standards
Before lecturing your little one about eye contact and proper greetings, you and your partner need to figure out your etiquette expectations. And then teach them.
"There are some parents that expect their kids to greet people and use 'Mr.' or 'Ms.' and some that don't," de Muyshondt says. "Decide what you want and then teach those skills. Don't assume that these skills will be picked up by osmosis." By setting and following through with your standards, kids will have an easier time understanding and acting on them.