Mind Your Table Manners Posters


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Need some sweet and pretty reminders about the tried and true rules to good eating (and good table manners) for your dining room? I love this vintage-looking By Order of the Management series by artist John W. Golden.

Put together a set, a duo, a trio, or a foursome of your favorite sayings under which to enjoy your family meals. Images are digitally created and reproduced on archival paper. Each 6 x 10 poster runs $20 in John W. Golden's Etsy Shop. He also has some series pricing if you want to buy groupings (sizes vary).

The table manners posters include:

  • Always Say Please and Thank You
  • Chew With Your Mouth Closed
  • Clean Your Plate
  • Don't Talk With Your Mouth Full
  • Don't Play With Your Food
  • Eat Your Vegetables
  • Keep Your Elbows Off the Table
  • Mind Your Manners
  • No Dinner, No Dessert
  • Put Your Dishes in the Sink
  • Wash Your Hands

He has lots of other options for promoting good manners around the rest of the house too! It think Mrs. Manners would approve.

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auror... aurorabunny

Kinda cute, but clean your plate needs to be tossed out the window.  Sorry, personal pet peeve when people make their kids do that...

Lumin... LuminousMom

those are cute! lol I agree with Katie.. our portion sizes are twice the size of other countries.. and we require our kids to clean their plates.. and we wonder why Americans are fat. But still.. the signs are cute!

RanaA... RanaAurora

Clean Your Plate needs to be trashed, I agree.  Especially in this country where a "portion" is about 2 to 3 times too large.  Most people serve toddlers an adult sized portion, and feed themselves 2-3 times MORE.

I also don't like "No dinner, no dessert."  Then you STILL get kids overeating.  Make dessert separate from mealtime.

toria... toriandgrace

Or you could give your kids half of the proper portion and then ask them to clear their plate, giving more if they have finished their food and ask for more... Goodness! Example, last night I gave my three year old six small bites of pork chop, two asparagus spears, one piece of pear, and three small chunks of baked potato. When she finished that, she got a piece of bread (otherwise she'll only eat bread) and then ate a ton more pear slices because she loves them, and two more spears of asparagus. I would have let her up from the table after the first plate of food, because I know she can eat more than that, but will survive on that amount of food.

I don't want my child growing up thinking she can eat all her potatoes and meats and skip all the fruits and veggies. When people are OK with the "eat three more bites" but not clearing the plate, they are just putting too much on the plate to begin with. JMO. She's only 30 lbs BTW.

The signs are cute though.

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