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Children’s

Homecoming Hitch: Young couples

by epi on July 5, 2013

Q: My son and his girlfriend are students at a nearby college, and we’ve invited them to spend Thanksgiving break with us. The problem is, they’ve been living together for six months, a situation we’re not happy with. How should we handle the sleeping arrangements? A: Parents have a right to insist that their standards […]

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Q: My husband and I are sometimes hesitant to bring our kids with us to dine out at a restaurant. I have nightmares about being one of those families whose children are running around the restaurant, crawling under the table, or causing other distractions to others trying to enjoy their meal. We really value eating […]

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Q: The other day, I was in line at the grocery store when I overheard a woman reprimanding her teenage son for the way that he had behaved earlier in the day. She was neither quiet nor discrete in scolding him; in fact, the cashier and I exchanged a glance acknowledging the uncomfortable situation. Is […]

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Boorish Behavior: Setting rules for the kids at home

by Daniel Post Senning on June 19, 2013

Q: My boyfriend’s son comes from college to visit and when he brings his friends into our home, he feels that there are no rules. He brings home friends, alcohol, girls, and last but not least, his father has to run about to introduce himself to his son’s friends. Do you think these actions are […]

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Heading to summer camp

by epi on June 13, 2013

This post originally appeared at my parenting blog The Gift of Good Manners. I will be cross posting some of my favorite content from that blog here at the Etiquette Daily. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. School’s out! Now is the time many kids head off to […]

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Graduation – Begging for Gifts?

by Cindy Post Senning on June 7, 2013

This post originally appeared at my parenting blog The Gift of Good Manners. I will be cross posting some of my favorite content from that blog here at the Etiquette Daily. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. Every year at this time we get questions about graduation from […]

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When Kids Expect Presents

by Daniel Post Senning on May 29, 2013

Q: I have a friend who has two children ages 6 and 4. On a couple occasions I have brought them a small gift. Now every time I go to my friend’s house, they ask, “Did you bring us a present?” On several occasions they seem put off and pout when I answer ‘no’. Am […]

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Gift-Giving for Kids

by Daniel Post Senning on May 23, 2013

Q: Should children be taught to give gifts to family members during holidays such as birthdays, Christmas, etc.? I have three teens and have not received a single gift from them — not even a card. I brought this up to my oldest daughter who is 18 and does have a job, and she told […]

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Your Children as Guests to Other Families

by Daniel Post Senning on May 17, 2013

Q: My daughter has been invited to an out of town graduation ceremony. The fellow’s parents are friends of our friends and our children met casually as a result of this. His parents are driving my daughter to the resort, which is about five hours away from our home. They are staying for three nights. […]

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This post originally appeared at my parenting blog The Gift of Good Manners. I will be cross posting some of my favorite content from that blog here at the Etiquette Daily. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. A cornerstone of social interaction is good conversation and a building […]

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