Following up on my previous article on the value of families eating together, I believe having well-mannered children lend to a pleasant bonding experience around meals. Whether the setting was in a restaurant or in my own home, I’ve witnessed miserable dining practices and have wondered why much of our culture has stepped away from teaching basic table etiquette. I honestly believe a lot of it is because the adults weren’t taught themselves; therefore, the behavior isn’t modeled. Here are a few basic manners I learned as a child and passed on to my own kids:
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