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Manners & Responsibility: Answering the Phone
Does your child know what to say when she answers the phone? Get tips on teaching her to answer politely and effectively.
please speak to Matthew? -Practice and repetition are really important with this skill set .
Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Table Manners
Do your kids have bad table manners? Help your kids learn how to behave at mealtime.
bit gross to see people's food at the table, right. -Yes. -Another common complaint is kids being really messy at the table. Again, a little role playing is really helpful. Is there anything wrong with this with the way I'm eating? -You're making a mess. -I'm making a big mess, which can be kind of gross at the dinner table . So, that's a really simple way to show your kids how important it is to not make a mess at the table.
Manners & Responsibility: Raising Responsible Pet Owners
Are your kids begging for a pet? Watch this before bringing Fido or Fluffy home, so you can help your children understand how to care for an animal.
supervised. Teaching how to care for a pet really helps instill a valuable skill set.
Manners & Responsibility: Should You Tie Allowance to Chores?
Are your kids begging for a few bucks after finishing chores? See what our expert says about making allowance contingent on chores.
that children should be paid for chores that are part of our daily lives such as making your bed or bringing your dishes to the table. However, if there's something special that your child does or takes the initiative to do like washing the car or raking the leaves, that might warrant a special reward or a special treat , but it's really important that they take care of their day-to-day chores first.
Manners & Responsibility: Getting Your Child to Listen
Are your kids ignoring you? Our video has the best tips to get them to listen.
wanna use everyday when you're listening to people. So, we have good body language . Can you show me good body language ? Okay. Eye contact . So, make sure that you can make eye contact . And the last thing is you can nod your head if someone is talking, or you can ask questions while they're talking.
Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners Toddlers Should Know
It's never too early to encourage polite behavior. See age-appropriate tips for teaching your tot proper manners.
possible and here's how. First, teach your children how to say one syllable words like, please or help. So instead of screaming, they use these words. Second, you can begin to explore the concept of sharing.
Manners & Responsibility: Kids at Parties
Kids love birthday parties and other celebrations, but they can also get rowdy at these gatherings. See how to teach them to be on their best behavior at parties.
how to enter a party really well. Ding-dong! And you walk in. - Happy birthday , Faye. -Hi, JB, thank you. -You're welcome. Thanks for having me. -You're welcome. Great job! Okay. So, that's #1. When you enter a party, you wanna make sure that you say hi and thanks for having me especially happy birthday if it's a birthday party . It's also important to teach your child how to receive gifts. JB, I'm gonna give you this gift for your birthday. What
a party. So, JB, let's just pretend we did have an awesome birthday party and you're leaving my party. What would you say to me? -Thanks for having me. I really liked the birthday party . Bye. -You're welcome! Practice these skills at home and your child will surely be invited back to the next birthday party .
Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Your Kids to Set the Table
Setting the table is a great way for your child to help out before mealtime. Teach her how with this easy-to-follow video.
Manners & Responsibility: Eating Out with Kids at Restaurants
Going out to eat with the family? See how to teach your kids to behave properly in a restaurant.
our children. But it's a really nice opportunity to teach your children communication skills at a restaurant. Rather than "Can I have," teach your child to say, "May I please have," in a clear and audible voice . Finally, we wanna teach that anything on the meal plate is to be eaten with a fork and a knife. The only