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  1. Tammy S
    January 28, 2015 @ 9:04

    I love these tips! I swear my father could have written them! He was a huge stickler for proper table manners! If he saw one of us kids put our elbows on the table he would reach over and jab you with his fork. 🙂 I do have to say that I have noticed that table manners are lacking in a lot of people now a days. I know a couple people that should be reading this article! Lol

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    • Rita
      January 30, 2015 @ 9:04

      My grandmother was as well. We had to dress for dinner and sit properly always.

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  2. Holly Storm-Burge
    January 28, 2015 @ 9:04

    SO important! Bad table manners bug me to no end. I didn’t actually know about the “wait until your host places their napkin in their lap first.” I would add a bit about how to use utensils, like the knife is on the right, to be used with your right hand and the forks are on the left, ditto. Don’t use your fork with tines up; It looks like you’re shoveling things in your mouth. LOL, so opinionated on this!

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    • Rita
      January 30, 2015 @ 9:04

      Those are great things to add Holly! I try really hard to make sure that my children have table manners. They were bred into me and I want my children to understand them. My brothers even stand up anytime a lady stands at the table.

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  3. ginette4
    January 28, 2015 @ 9:04

    Some people table manners are so awful, when I eat out I try not to look around because I’ve lost my appetite by watching and hearing others eat

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    • Rita
      January 30, 2015 @ 9:04

      I don’t look around either or I wouldn’t be able to eat out.

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  4. Dandi D
    January 29, 2015 @ 9:04

    These are some really great tips that I will have to teach my son.

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    • Rita
      January 30, 2015 @ 9:04

      They are things that will impress people when he uses. Mostly because so few do anymore.

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  5. Michelle S
    January 29, 2015 @ 9:04

    We have tried very hard to instill good manners at the table with our children. At ages 10 and 15 now, we are comfortable with them at any restaurant. They often are complemented for their good behavior.

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    • Rita
      January 30, 2015 @ 9:04

      Being complemented on their behavior is the best gift a parent can ever receive. Knowing that you did that is a badge of honor that you should wear proudly.

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  6. Rosie
    September 2, 2015 @ 9:04

    These are very good suggestions, not the same typical list one might expect, but nonetheless true! Good to practice at home even just two people eating together, or really, even alone, as it is a habit to establish, so you don’t feel you need to be very conscious about it all if you get invited out.

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  7. Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    September 16, 2015 @ 9:04

    I feel that this post needs to reviewed by many these days. I was taught many of these table manners and taught my son as well. However, I am always amazed at how many do not know even the basic table manners, especially when eating out. 🙂

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  8. Dandi D
    September 16, 2015 @ 9:04

    These are some great tips that we can all use!

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  9. Rust
    September 17, 2015 @ 9:04

    There were 8 at the dinner table in my family and my parents taught every one of these tips. I enjoyed the article. 🙂

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  10. alicia szemon
    September 27, 2015 @ 9:04

    Thank you for sharing these tips. Sometimes i have to remind myself of these! lol

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  11. Shannon
    October 4, 2015 @ 9:04

    Thank you for sharing this. We should always use our manners.

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  12. Jennifer Boehme
    October 18, 2015 @ 9:04

    I see some of these when visiting restaurants. I think teaching manners should be priority in raising children. Some passing gas or belching and laughing in a restaurant is disgusting!

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  13. MeltheCrafter
    November 15, 2015 @ 9:04

    Good tips thank for sharing!

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