With the holidays approaching and Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to teach our children how to be thankful. When I first became a parent, I thought my child would learn with ease how to not only say “thank you” but also be thankful. Ahem…I have to say, it didn’t seem to come as easy as I thought it should. When I began to hear myself repeating “Say, thank you” or “What do we say?” after someone would give my daughter a gift or do a nice act for her, I…Continue
Added by Jennifer Folz on November 13, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments
Say please for Please, Mr. Panda! Doughnuts and pandas…Manners have never been more fun! Find out more at http://www.steveantony.com/please-mr-panda/ and for teachers- http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/please-mr-panda#cart/cleanup…Continue
Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments
** I'm not good at getting lucky.
** Child labor is more expensive than it used to be.
** A little piece of me dies every time people "REPLY…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 7, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Unfortunately, we hear on the news all the time about parents full-out losing their shit on the sidelines of their kids' sporting events. A bad call can somehow turn supposed "adults" into the biggest meatheads on the planet. It's both despicable and embarrassing. And I thought I'd seen some pretty horrific behavior…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
Do you want your child to be polite in public? Do you want them to say “please” and “thank you” when they are offered things? If so, it is important that you begin teaching your child how to have appropriate manners early on. In fact, the earlier you begin teaching your child the better off you will be in…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 7, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments
** The longer you watch t.v. at night, the stupider the commercials get.
** North Korea needs a giant chill pill.
** I seriously hate…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 12, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments
If you have a kid in any kind of organized sport, then you've most likely witnessed some pretty awful sportsmanship at one time or another. It's bad enough when it's another kid displaying the rotten behavior, but when it's an adult? Well, that's just the lowest of the low. And this past weekend I had the misfortune of observing THE most jack asinine…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 6, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments
The mystery of how I can wanna squeeze and hug our beastly goof of a dog one minute and then release him to a pack of hungry grizzlies the next continues to baffle me. Yes, Goatdog is doing his damnedest to make sure that our love-hate relationship doesn't die out too quickly. Sometimes he's my big, furry buddy, and then other times, he's a prickly thorn in my side…Continue
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Teaching children good manners is a required item on any parents “to do” list. Children can learn to be respectful and courteous at a very young age. Instead of making learning manners a cumberson task, teach them how with a fun, easy to read story that has a princess, a dragon, a fairy and a wizard. It might even be fun for you to send your little…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on May 1, 2012 at 11:05pm — No Comments
Do you ever wanna just walk away from your kids in public and act like you don't know who the hell they are? No? Surely that's not just me. Call me Mommy Dearest if you will, but when my kids have a brain fart and act like complete Neanderthals who've never heard of manners, I sometimes think it would be easier to point and stare and pretend like I'm disgusted by the horrible excuse…
Is unfortunately, usually, their parents.
One of the things that I noticed pretty quickly when we moved back to this area is that in the South people tend to live by the rule of "do as I say, not as I do" – especially when it comes to RSVPs. I have
been bitten on more than one occassion by parents who didn't RSVP for birthday parties. I don't mean responding…Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on December 28, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments
I returned from a conference recently and was reminded of the moment back in May where I (apparently) lost my senses and agreed to let my 12
year old attend Cotillion classes. Truth be told, I think they
were having a hard time filling the class, so they started calling down
the list. Our last name starts with "D".. we were doomed (no pun
intended). Anyhow.. there it sat on my desk.. almost as complete as
a wedding invitation except this outfit would be a…
Added by Kristen Daukas on October 15, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments
Have you noticed that it has become an on-demand world? In your family? With your kids? You have? Good. I blame cable TV.…Continue
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