Do your children “lose it” when you’re out in public? You know they can use good manners, but once they step out your front door, does it seem they can’t remember anything? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This can be one of the most frustrating parts of parenting!
Table manners have a before, during, and after protocol. Before the meal, teach your child such etiquette matters as washing up for dinner and the proper way of setting a table.
Even pre-school children need to learn that only emergency situations justify interrupting others during a conversation.
GUESTS & GIFTS
Teach children how to greet other individuals in such appropriate ways as saying “Hello” followed by the individual’s name, with a firm handshake or both.
Teach children proper public place etiquette by discussing with them societal expectations. Ensure your child understands the hierarchy of seat occupation on public transit when occupancy exceeds available seating.