The Reason for the Cutout - Teaching your child proper dining etiquette

When my children were younger, I was constantly telling them “no, no” to the many dining errors that they would make. Not unusual for parents to do, and although it seems useless at the time, reinforcing proper mealtime behavior does set a precedent in their young lives. I believe it is important to teach proper dining etiquette at a young age rather than waiting until they have already developed behaviors that are difficult to change.