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Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

With the holidays upon us – events that are often accompanied by large family meals – enforcing good table manners is top of mind for many parents of small children. But, how can you go about encouraging polite behavior ...

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Simple Ways to Teach Children to Be Grateful

Simple Ways to Teach Children to Be Grateful

“Mommy, you’re supposed to say ‘You’re Welcome.’ When I say ‘Thank You’…you say that. Okay?” It’s conversations like this one with my 4-year-old son that remind me, no matter how crappy I’d been at handling the ...

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Tips for Teaching Children Good Table Manners

Tips for Teaching Children Good Table Manners

Once you choose which table manners you want your children to exhibit, how do you actually encourage that behavior? Do you have table etiquette tips or tricks to share? Today, our Family Room bloggers are offering a ...

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10 Table Manners Rules to Teach Children

10 Table Manners Rules to Teach Children

Today’s post is courtesy of Aviva Goldfarb of the Six O’Clock Scramble. Last week at the dinner table, I noticed my children hunched over their plates, shoveling food in by the forkful. While that probably reflects ...

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An Open Letter To My Sisters-in-Law

Dear Ladies: You are some of the nicest, kindest, most caring and hospitable people I know. You have welcomed me so easily into your family and your lives. I would do anything for you, and ...

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Playground Etiquette

Dear Playground Parent, Please pay attention to your child. Not just to make sure they are safe, but to also ensure they are playing “nicely in the sandbox.” When my 3-year old, after waiting for ...

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Restaurant Wars

It’s funny. After reading Modern Mom’s post the other day, I’m thinking maybe our families should join each other for dinner out. Restaurant dining has never been our toddler’s strong suit. Even as an infant, ...

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Dining Out With the Kids

My husband and I eat out with the children pretty often, usually about once a week. We choose places that are kid-friendly, and – for the most part – the kids are pretty well behaved. ...

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