Mother's Day is fast approaching, and we can all use some tips in good manners, both for others, as well as for family members.
Children's and Family Manners Expert Elise McVeigh, who is the Manners Expert for the Dallas Morning News, a Manners Expert for Parents.com, and the etiquette Expert for Career Bliss.com, offers sound Mother's Day Tips for the upcoming holiday for fellow mothers, as well as tips for family members.
Mother's Day Tips For Mothers:
Mother's Day Tips For The Family:
4) Fighting with siblings: Some children cannot seem to get along at the dinner table. If this is a problem in your family, take back control of the family dynamics at the table. Make the conversation very structured and controlled by asking each person to share his
favorite part of the day, or the highs and lows of his day. If the child speaks a negative comment, give him a warning and the second time, a consequence.
5) Do not like the food served: It is hard to get a child to focus on eating when it does not like what it on his plate. Ask the child the eat a small portion of what is one their plate - without making a face. If you tell a child he/she does not have to try that asparagus
or broccoli, you are setting a bad precedent that could haunt you next time you are out to dinner, or at a friend or relative's house.