Teaching young children table manners can pay off big dividends – they will be more confident when dining away from home, and their good manners will cause them to be welcomed guests!
So, what should you teach young children, and how? As with teaching anything to children - like buckling up for safety in the car – use repetition, repetition, and repetition, until manners become habits. And, if you make manners fun, children are more likely to enjoy using them at your table and when dining out.
Here are the most important rules for little people:
Martha Nesbit has been a Savannah food writer for 35 years. She collaborated with Paula Deen on Paula Deen and Friends, Paula Deen Celebrates, My First Cookbook, and Paula Deen’s Cookbook for the Lunchbox Set. When not writing about food, she works with students and teachers as director of instruction at Oglethorpe Charter School.
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