Parenting and etiquette are to make others feel comfortable. Being able to provide happiness to the people around them is an ability. Being able to think for others is a prerequisite for happiness. Etiquette is definitely not something that will grow up on the body at a certain time. This is part of tutoring and is the undoubted responsibility of parents.
Enjoy Your Meal & Be Thankful
This gratitude includes a variety of seasons of delicacies for nature. Enjoy each of our meals with a grateful heart, including those who nurture these foods, as well as those that give us nutrients and energy.
Praying before eating, thanking God for giving us food and a better life now. Tell the children to cherish food and not waste. Thanks to our ancestors, to our motherland, to our quality life now.
Elderly First, After The Young
When the child is young, the parents should make a demonstration. When they eat, they should first invite the elders to take a seat and give the elders a meal. All the children are young and orderly. When you eat, please let the elderly sit in the room and give the elders a meal. Respecting the old is the traditional virtue.
The younger generation should not eat on their own. When the parents hand the bowl to the child, the child should pick up the bowl with both hands and thank him for his respect for the elders.
Sitting Upright, Not Swaying
The tall and straight posture is not only good-looking, but also conducive to digestion. Remind your child to sit upright and enjoy eating the food.
Eating Time is Family Time
Some children like to watch TV while eating, and they can’t eat without watching TV. Avoid these habit, Eating is eating, you should wait until you finish eating and watch TV. The time of eating is the time when the family gets together, and it is also the best time to strengthen parent-child communication. The children will have a lot of things to share with their parents. Remind children that they can’t play toys while eating, and adults don’t watch TV to watch mobile phones.
Don’t Beat the Dishes
It is very rude to beat tableware, and it is noisy, so parents should urge their children to eat regularly when eating. Tableware is used for eating, The moment of eating is not for imagination.
Don’t Make Noise
When educating children to chew their rice, Try to close your mouth and chew when you eat. When you drink soup, slowly wait for the soup to cool and drink again. Don’t come up and drink.
Don’t Leave Your Seat Before Eating
In addition to washing your hands before meals, it is best to let your child develop the habit of urinating before meals, so that you can enjoy food more comfortably and relaxedly.
Some children like to play while eating, parents should teach them to eat and play again, if there are still elders eating, you can say first: I finished eating, you eat slowly, and then leave.
Thank The Parents
I thank the people who prepared the food after the meal. If you want to leave first, say hello to your elders: “I have eaten.”
Help To Clean The Table
The 3-year-old child is fully capable of receiving the dishes and cleaning the table, and the older children can help with the dishes. Tell the children that their mother has been working hard for dinner. They can help clean up the table, increase their understanding and gratitude to their parents, and let them experience housework and master some basic life skills.
When a child reaches a certain age, he will start to like to eat tableware independently. This marks his longing for “personal independence”. We should give full encouragement and support.
As parents, we can’t follow the children forever, and we can’t keep them for a lifetime, but I believe that the accumulation of happiness like table etiquette can definitely improve their happiness index, and they can certainly achieve a better life.