Children's lack of table manners
September 14, 2017 12:02pm CST
I don't have kids myself, so I tend to stay out of matters concerning raising them, but yesterday, I went to a cafe and the 4/5 year old next to me emptied his chicken nuggets onto the table, then ate them off the table like a dog eating from a bowl, putting his head down and picking them up with his teeth and chewing on them. He made the noise of a cow whilst doing this. His mum thought it was funny, then went back to her smartphone. I thought if I'd have done that as a child, my mum would have been quick to tell me to use a knife and fork and put the nuggets back on the plate. Where are the table manners nowadays?
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15 Sep 17
It is very important to teach children table manners ,and it should start from home,as we say home is the first school of a child . What a child practices at home only he will practice outside,and it is the duty of the parents to correct them. It is the responsibility of parents to teach children good manners ,especially table manners. What the child practices home only will practice outside,so it is the duty of the parents to correct them then and there. Parents should never neglect such behavior of children ,as they will only preach outside what they have learnt from home .
• United States
14 Sep 17
Oh, nothing ruins a good meal more than being seated next to someone who really needs a trough. This was a child so it's really on the parent, but it makes me sad that the mom spend more time on her phone then enjoying a meal out with her son. Kind of makes you wonder if his behavior wasn't really bad manners but just a cry for attention from his mom.