Being kind, generous, courteous, and having good manners, blah, blah, blah. There are way more important things to teach your children if they want to be successful humans.
Turning off lights when leaving a room
Instead of turning on every lamp, closet light, ceiling fan and overhead light. Turn off all electricty currents.
Making sure the refrigerator door is shut
No that beeping is not from the garbage truck outside hauling away all your toys you’ve left on the floor, it’s the refrigerator cooling the entire house.
Proper toilet lid usage
If you sit, the top lid goes up. If you stand, both lids go up. When you are done, both lids go down. Then flush. The urine and feces flush plume is real.
Staying in your own bed
Just because you can’t sleep doesn’t mean you should ruin ours. If the door is locked do not knock. If there is a fire we will save you.
Not leaving dishes all over the house
Cereal bowls with spoons is a shallow puddle of milk. Half empty cups of water with straws. Applesauce or fruit cups with the lid attached and the weight of the spoon leaving a trail of syrup on the surface of the table.
Putting clothes in the hamper
Not on the hamper lid or around the hamper, but inside of the hamper.
Taking trash out of the car
When you exit the vehicle take all your items and garage stuffed in the side doors. All garbage off the floor. I remember my first car growing a plant in the floorboard because I didn’t vaccum it on a regular basis.
This list is just the beginning for your child to become a better human.