Elbows Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video Games During Dinner

Elbows Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video Games During Dinner

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Once upon a time girls stopped wearing dresses to school and put on jeans and tie-dyed T-shirts. It was the Age of Aquarius, when old rules of behavior no longer seemed to apply. But now that the flower children have children of their own, they're starting to wonder what the new rules ought to be. Manners expert Carol McD. Wallace, who has two sons of her own, comes to the rescue with a clear, contemporary guide to what today's parents should teach their children, when to teach it, and how to do so without turning their homes into boot camp. Here in Elbows Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video Games During Dinner, in the kind of knowing detail only a parent could offer, are step-by-step guides to: --Basic Training: The dawn of civilized behavior, or how to teach 3- to 5-year-olds to behave at meals, say qpleaseq and qthank youq, share, and apologize. --The Age of Reason: Refining the manners of 6- to 9-year-olds at home and abroad. --The Young Sophisticate: How to bring the manners of 10- to 12-year olds to high polish. --Manners for Parents: Everything from when it's okay to bring your child into work to privacy--your own and your children's.The Modern Guide to Teaching Children Good Manners Carol McD. ... you dona#39;t like the looks of, taking small bites and chewing with your mouth closeda€”this is the behavior that civilized Western society expects. ... Having come of age in an era that made a point of discarding old-fashioned behavior, we have some trouble deciding what constitutes politeness. ... And do you really have to write thank-you notes? ... (Sometimes the answer is simply, a€œBecause thata#39;s the way ita#39;s done.


Title:Elbows Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video Games During Dinner
Author:Carol McD. Wallace
Publisher:St. Martin's Griffin - 2014-11-04
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