3 Tips to Help Young Kids Eat Politely at a Restaurant! by Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD
Yes, it is possible to eat at a restaurant with young kids! The key is to practice the skills at home. Here’s how!
- Eat meals at the table at home.
- Eat meals together. Practice having an adult eating with your child.
- If you leave the table, you’re “all done.” Allowing kids to take a bite, run off to play, come back to the table for a bite and repeat doesn’t teach kids how to sit and eat.
Practice these skills at home and your child will know how to behave at a restaurant. Having a toy and some crayons in your purse helps, too!