Category: Manners

Taekwondo teaches kids respect, instills pride

Taekwondo teaches respect, instills pride {Heather's Handmade Life}

I didn’t know much about taekwondo, but I kept hearing the same rave review from other parents: “It’s so good for teaching them respect.” Sold! I mean, who doesn’t want respectful kids? We signed up our son last year, when he started Grade 1,… Continue Reading “Taekwondo teaches kids respect, instills pride”

The importance of teaching your child restaurant manners

The woman leans over and smiles expectantly. I take a deep breath and wait. This is the moment. We’ve trained for this. We’ve run the drill again and again, and now we’ll see if it’s paid off. “I will have a cheeseburger wif ketchup,… Continue Reading “The importance of teaching your child restaurant manners”

The unprompted manners experiment

Last week on Instagram, I teased that I was involved in a very high-tech (read: duct-taping my phone to my tripod) video production, and now I can share it with all of you lovelies … It’s funny how screenshots you choose yourself are WAY… Continue Reading “The unprompted manners experiment”


You would THINK that since I blogged yesterday about Baby Boy behaving in public, that he’d actually prove me wrong and be a total angel. But no. Last night’s family gathering was … trying. Baby Boy had a too-short afternoon nap, which left him… Continue Reading “Obsessed”

My baby is more polite than your baby

I’m pretty sure Baby Boy knows manners already. When he’s fussing for his soother, and I slip it into his mouth, he goes, “Ack-coo.” Tell me that is not “Thank you!” I dare you! Or, it is possible that I am one of those… Continue Reading “My baby is more polite than your baby”