Good Manners For Kids-Basic Manners Every Chinese Kid Should Know

Good Manners For Kids are taught at home.

The child’s rude’tude (Rude attitude) isn’t always intentional. Like all the parents around the world, Chinese dads and moms will also focus on the etiquette and let the children to understand it’s impolite to pick their nose, interrupt the conversation or loudly observe the lady walking in front them.

The following are Some typical basic manners that Chinese parents will teach their Children and they are of typical Chinese culture.

Table manners

  • No Drumsticks
Good Manners For Kids-Chinese Tradition: No Drumsticks
Good Manners For Kids-Chinese Tradition: No Drumsticks

Do not use the chopsticks as drumsticks to hit the bowls or plates, click the chopsticks together to make a noise, or to move anything other than food.
It implies you are a beggar

  • No Sticking Upright 
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Chinese Tradition: No Sticking Upright

 Do not leave chopsticks sticking upright out of dishes,
It’s the Chinese practice of leaving such dishes for the dead.

  • Hands Placement
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Chinese Tradition: Hands Placement

No hand will be allowed to be under the table.

  • Do not say “Want More Rice”?
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Chinese Tradition: Do not say “Want More Rice”?

 When you serve to add supplementary rice for your guests, Never say “Yao Fan Ma?”
The term “yao fan” means “beg for rice” which implies a beggar.

  • Sit Tight
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Chinese Tradition: Sit Tight

 Sit in the same seat and do not change.
Holding the bowl and running everywhere implies a beggar.

  • Do not start before Adults
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Chinese Tradition: Do not start before Adults

In family dinners, Kids should wait and can not start eating before adults.

  • No Loud Sound
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Chinese Tradition: No Loud Sound

No loud chewing or sipping sound.

Close your mouth and chew.

Daily Etiquette

  • Passing Scissors
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Chinese Tradition: Passing Scissors

Passing a pair of scissors to another person should be done so that the other person can hold onto the handle.

Wrap your hands firmly around the closed blades and safely hand the tool to the other person.

 No, No, No, No 

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Chinese Tradition: No No No No
  • No crossing legs
  • No hysteria
  • No squinting
  • No shaking legs
  • Knocking at the Door
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Chinese Tradition: Knocking at the Door

In many occasions, Chinese etiquette requires you to knock at the doors.

The correct way is to know once, and then twice.

Continuous rapid knocking is impolite and regarded as giving an obituary notice

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