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Teaching Etiquette During Developmental Stages of Childhood

The last two weeks Awesome Etiquette (a podcast I highly recommend) had a post script segment by Cindy Post Senning on six developmental stages of childhood and what you can expect regarding teaching etiquette to them. ┬áThese postscripts are a great listen and very informational. The first three stages start around the 41-minute mark of…

Choose Your Own Adventure

Thwat! Is the sound that came from my youngest son tennis racket as the ball shot into the backyard. Instead of hitting the tennis ball in the middle, the ball hit the tip of the racket that caused the ball to fly off in the wrong direction. When this happens, the boys take turns in…

Comprehended Rules

All families have a ruling system. Some rules are spoken and some unspoken. Some are determined in advance while others are on the fly. Having rules is one thing, but why are those rules there? Are they based on safety? Are they based on religion? Are they based on tradition? Rules are great, but rules…