Here is an excellent essay that moms in particular will appreciate. This should give you some reinforcement for all the effort you put in to sitting down at the table with your family every day. But everyone can benefit from this perspective on table manners and how they equip us and our children for life out in the big wide world.
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Thank you for this link, Mrs. Wilson! It seems to take alot of hard work for good table manners to become “natural” for kids (and for some adults). I thought the author’s explanation of the benefits gleaned were “spot on”. 🙂
This was a great article. Recently, I noticed that some manners have been forgotten and things have gotten out of control. It’s on the list to address at a family meeting. It makes sense that the family table truly has a civilizing effect on each of us.