Different components of etiquette 

  1. Table Manners – Practice at home. Have your child set the table (boys and girls) this is how I got my very first start. Then be sure the entire family sits down to dinner together.
  • Napkin goes on the lap.
  • Help your child to properly use the utensils.
  • Keep elbows off the table (except in between courses).
  • Pass food around the table to the right.
  • Take small bites, chew with their mouth closed, and DON’T talk with food in their mouth.
  • Include your child in dinner conversation and keep it positive and fun.