Eat meals together as often as possible. Your children not only learn table manners, but your values. A major reason why manners have become lost in our culture is due to the loss of the family meal. Children love family time and rituals. Not only do they need to learn table manners, but they learn conversation skills and sharing. When I speak with hiring managers so many comment on how applicants fail because they cannot function socially or get past the lunch interview. Of all the action items listed in this article, this one is key. Have as many meals as a family as possible. Even if you have to go to McDonald's to pick up food and put it on platters, just do it. Yes, a nutritional meal is important, but spending quality time at the table is a must.
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