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Why Setting the Table Is an Important Life Skill for Children to Learn

Why Setting the Table Is an Important Life Skill for Children to Learn

Certain rituals can become the most important part of a child’s upbringing.  

Setting the table can be one of them.

Not only can it be a memory that makes them smile and reminisce as an adult, but it also serves as an instrumental life skill.

Setting the table is a life skill that leads to CONFIDENCE

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Whether you are a teacher, parent or care-giver, you can make this a fun skill to learn.

No, this does not have to be a drudgery or about making the act right or wrong.

This is about making it fun and a ritual they can partake in with ease and at the same time the satisfaction of helping you as a parent or a teacher.

What Does Setting the Table Teach Children?

Instills Confidence: Most Children are social beings and enjoy eating together.  When they know the basics…napkin in lap and using it, chew with their mouth closed, etc. they feel good about themselves.  They are confident.  They know what to do when eating with others.

Joy in Helping: Setting the table starts the ritual of eating together.  When you allow children to take an active role, they feel useful. Taking out the plates, forks and napkins sets the tone for togetherness.  This can be in the cafeteria at school, in the classroom or at home. 

There is so much joy in helping out a parent or teacher. They can also take on a role at the end of the meal by clearing the table (how fun is that chore!).

Conversation Skills:  I always tell teachers and parents, if you want your children to have good conversation skills, sit down together at meal time.  Not only does sitting down together to eat teach table manners, this act also teaches everyone about talking to each other.

Ask questions.  Learn what happened during the day.  This is a simple step to take and adds so much value for life.

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NEW Parenting Manners Book: An Interview with the Authors

New Parenting Book on Manners: An Interview with the Authors

A new book, Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations is being released this week.  This is a must read for parents and teachers.

I am thrilled I had the chance to interview them yesterday.  They are smart and savvy moms that share real-life experiences in their new book.

This is not your grandmother’s parenting book. Their book deals with issues on guiding young children in today’s hectic and ever-changing world.

From birthday parties to how to ask children if it is ok to post their pictures on your social media, all the questions you ponder as a parent or teacher are answered.

And some of their answers may surprise you.

Take time to make a latte or a cup of tea and enjoy as I interview them about all things sticky when out and about in your daily life with young children.

Yes, we get a bit nerdy about social skills but I promise you will learn so much that you can share with children, spouses and other teachers.

Here is a link to the videos, Part 1

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To purchase a copy of the book and to visit Evie and Sarah’s website, click here Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations.

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A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Elementary School

A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Elementary School

Storytelling is what sets you apart as a teacher.  Think about it.  As a teacher, I don’t need to tell you how much younger children love it when someone reads a story to them.

This works for elementary school students too…only you don’t need to read to them….TELL them a story.

A story about you and an experience you had.  Maybe you made an “etiquette” mistake.  Maybe you made the right decision with choosing to use your good manners in a certain situation.

Good or bad, share your story.  Make it real for this age group.

I can promise, they will sit up and listen to “your” story.  It will make you more interesting.

The moment you share your story is the moment you take control of your classroom and become more interesting as a teacher.  

Manners are not about rules so don’t teach it in that way.  Share a real life experience.

                             Lisa Richey, founder, Manners To Go | Join Our Manners Movement

They will remember it.  Understand it.  Use it.

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A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners for High School Students

A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in High School

Storytelling is what sets you apart as a teacher.  Think about it.  As a teacher, I don’t need to tell you how much younger children love it when someone reads a story to them.

This works for high school students too…only you don’t need to read to them….TELL them a story.

A story about you and an experience you had.  Maybe you made an “etiquette” mistake.  Maybe you made the right decision with choosing to use your good manners in a certain situation.

Good or bad, share your story.  Make it real for this age group.

I can promise, they will sit up and listen to “your” story.  It will make you more interesting.

The moment you share your story is the moment you take control of your classroom and become more interesting as a teacher.  This matters to a high school student.

Manners are not about rules so don’t teach it in that way.  Share a real life experience.

                             Lisa Richey, founder, Manners To Go | Join Our Manners Movement

They will remember it.  Understand it.  Use it.

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A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Middle School

Storytelling sets you apart as a middle school teacher.  Think about it.  As a teacher, I don’t need to tell you how much younger children love it when someone reads a story to them.

This works for middle school students too…only you don’t need to read to them….TELL them a story.

Share a story about you and an experience you had.  Maybe you made an “etiquette” mistake.  Maybe you made the right decision with choosing to use your good manners in a certain situation.

Good or bad, share your story.  Make it real for this age group.

I can promise, they will sit up and listen to “your” story.  It will make you more interesting.

The moment you share your story is the moment you take control of your classroom and become more interesting as a teacher.  This matters to a middle school student.

Manners are not about rules so don’t teach it that way.  Share a real life experience.

                                     Lisa Richey, founder, Manners To Go | Join Our Manners Movement

They will remember it.  Understand it.  Use it.

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What Are Good Manners in the Elementary School Classroom and Why They Are Needed

What Are Good Manners in the Elementary School Classroom and Why They Are Needed

Do elementary school students need to learn good manners?  Is it still useful for students to learn good social skills?  Are you the one that needs to teach this?  Do you even have the time?

These might be the questions you are asking yourself about now.

Trust me, your students need you to show them how to not be socially awkward or uncomfortable.

When you teach manners and life skills in your classroom, you add a great deal of value to the lives of your students.

Here is how they feel when using good manners:

  • More confident
  • Self-assured
  • Empathy for others
  • Pride in showing their parents that they know how to use their good manners
  • Better manners in everyday life outside the classroom
  • Happier and healthy
  • Friendlier

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