Good table manners for kiddies


Have a nutty out-of-control kid who just can’t learn how to behave at the table? Or what the proper etiquette is at dinner? Well coming up this spring is a class that teaches just that!

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Mom’s Good Girl and Boy

Classes on good table manners for youngsters

What parent wouldn’t burst with pride when their wee one sits down and before anything else, puts their napkin on lap?

Amanda’s co-owner Joyce Flinn will teach a class on basic meal-time etiquette just in time for your special Mother’s Day lunch.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
Where: Amanda’s Restaurant (908 Washington St.)
Ages: 6 – 9 year olds
What’s Included: The lessons, lunch for your child and handouts
Cost: $20 donation to the Hoboken Family Alliance (Adults may accompany their children and “audit” the class for $10 but no lunch)
Reservations: To reserve your spot, email
More info:

See full event flier here

Seating is limited, so please register by Friday, April 24, 2009. Payment will be collected the day of the class.

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I don’t know about the charity, but I think the class is a great idea. I must have told my daughter not to chew with her mouth open about 2000 times by the time she was age 6. We took her friend to lunch with us at about that age, and the friend turned to her and said “Why are you chewing with your mouth open? That’s so gross.” And she never did it again. Sometimes kids need someone outside the home to tell them something before they learn.


Actually, I thought this was a cute idea when I first heard about it.

Yeah, people definitely need to start teaching their kids about manners way before age 6. And many of them do.

I think back to when I was a kid – I’m sure this is the kind of thing my best friend and I would have loved to do as a little treat when we were 8 or 9, and would not have viewed it as militaristic in any way. We probably would have thought it fun to do a grown up thing like going to a fancy restaurant.


jscirish, I’m such a butthead!

Urban Kitchen (on 1st/Adams) caters to kids’ birthday parties– I forgot. But I don’t think that they offer cooking/baking classes for children, yet:


Only if I could sign-up with my middle finger. :mrgreen:


manners are important – a few of you here should sign up