There are some parts of raising children that are important in my eyes. Raising kids to be kind, compassionate and respectful is at the top of the list.
I worry that our lives are all becoming too busy and too fast, and that we don’t take the time needed to encourage respectful behaviour in our kids when it comes to others. I see people in the grocery stores that aren’t bothered about their child talking with food in their mouth and I wonder what happened to the importance of manners.
When it comes to food, my kids have manners that they must follow. It may sound “old school,” but these are hard and fast rules for me and I won’t bend on them. Just as it’s important to say “please” and “thank you” in life, learning and encouraging polite eating behaviour is important too!
Click through to read the 10 table manners I insist my kids have mastered by now:
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