|beautiful table, wonderful kids??|
1. Have your kids stay at the table every night until everyone is done with dinner...it's only polite!! And then, have them ask to be excused. No...really!! It works - the boys' grandfather is still impressed, 25 years later, that they said, "May we please be excused?" from a long ago holiday dinner.
|with Gramma and Grandad Gallimore workin' on manners|
3. Please and Thank You are SOOOO important!! It is so easy to teach at home if you are constantly modeling what you want and never relaxing your expectations. Kids do what you show them they have to do! Always say please to them (not asking as if it's a request, but just being kind) and always expect a thank you in return. Always say thank you to them. If you hand your kids something keep your hand on it until they 'remember' to thank you. Eventually a look from you will remind them of their required manners. Please help your children to find their manners :)
|Practicing manners with Gramma and Grampa Finkbeiner starts early!!|
|Torch Lake kids being happy!!|
If you concentrate on these few ideas for the next month, your future holiday dinners could be a breeze, and your children could learn valuable lessons for their future.
Good luck! Let me know how it goes:)
D and C