Call it old school if you’d like, but table manners haven’t been tossed to the curb with your Commodore 64. They’re still applicable in our modern day. For the final Parent Show installment based on manners, we discussed this topic with Anna Post, the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post.
We talked about the benefits of starting the “process” young. And while this definitely helps, parents’ expectations need to be realistic based on their child’s age. Anna gives us some great tips that set them up for success, rather than the ineffective parental nagging about what they should or shouldn’t do. And yes, parental modeling plays a huge part in the quest for table manners that are unlike a vernicious knid’s.
So check out PBS Parents’ The Parent Show: Pardon My Parenting: Episode 3. Slouch even…should you prefer to.