From the etiquette at the dinner table, we can see the children’s education level. Children pay attention to good etiquette when eating, which not only benefits themselves, but also respects others, and will be loved by everyone.
However, the "dining table culture" of each country is different. Today, let us compare the differences between the children's table in China, the United States and South Korea, and see how the children perform?
1. Children from China, the United States, and South Korea are in What is the difference at the dinner table?
1. China: Parents chase after feeding.
Chinese parents have loved their children very much since ancient times. Children are the baby in the family. Children can buy whatever they want to eat. Children don’t. Eat or eat less, parents are afraid that their children will not get enough, Just chase and feed the child, but the impact of this habit on the child is more harm than good.
Chasing and feeding, if the child fails to chew slowly when eating, or is not paying attention to eating, there may be hazards such as eating too hot, or eating too full and hurting the stomach.
Otherwise, parents cannot chase and feed Exercising children to eat independently by themselves will lead to dependence over time. Some children cannot use chopsticks when they are a few years old. This creates a bad habit of weak independence.
Therefore, Chinese parents should cultivate their children’s awareness of eating independently, stop chasing their children for feeding, not overly spoiling their children, not urging children to eat, and guiding them to useEating with chopsticks and cultivating children's awareness of eating independently is an urgent behavior for Chinese parents.
2, the United States: what children eat, it’s up to you
The American educator Dewey said: "Everyone has the life of children in the family, the life of interpersonal relationships, and the various thoughts and habits derived from life are all education in the broad sense, in other words The ability of society, this ability can be used to cultivate people’s habits and nature."
The principle that American parents uphold at the dinner table is to cultivate their children’s independence. Children choose what they like to eat. Call the shots. Parents think that their children have reached the age when they can choose independently, so they will no longer be disciplined..
3. Korea: Thanksgiving before meals
Korean people value generation, etiquette, and order of elders and children. Parents are elders, and children must respectfully perform the ceremony of gratitude before meals. This is a Korean tradition and a manifestation of table manners. What Korean parents cultivate is A habit of giving thanks to children before eating.
Second, children’s table etiquette should be taught as soon as possiblep>
1. Don't knock on the dishes or make loud noises
Locke said: "Etiquette is to add a layer of decorations on top of all his other virtues to make them effective for him, to gain him the respect and favor of all people close to him." The child did not speak loudly in public. Making noise and not knocking on the dishes is a respect for others, and it is also a manifestation of polite and educated, which will be loved by more people.
2, keep your dinner plate tidy
When children are young, it is difficult for children to concentrate on eating and keep the dinner plate tidy, but parents should be guided, remind children to keep the dinner table clean, and cultivate children’s awareness of eating independently. Let the parents urge.
The children of many families want their parents to catch upIt is a very bad habit to eat while eating or not to eat by yourself. Chasing to eat can easily cause the child to gobble up, and the dining table will become chaotic. Therefore, parents can guide their children in this respect.
3. Don’t speak loudly while eatingp>
Confucius said: "You can't speak when you eat, and you don't talk when you sleep." Not talking while eating is a polite performance, so not making a loud noise is also a polite performance. Children should chew and swallow slowly when eating. Don't eat too much. Being too irritable will not only damage the stomach and intestines, but also the sound of chirps is also very impolite behavior, which should be corrected.
4. Don't flip around on the dinner plate
Confucius said: "Don't move if it is impolite. "Children should avoid flipping through the dinner plate when eating. Don't just care about what they want to eat, but do it at will. Regardless of the feelings of others, but also respect the feelings of their parents and even others.
5. Only when the elders are seated can they eat at the table
Mencius Yun: "The growth is in order. "China has attached great importance to filial piety since ancient times. The elders first sit down and move the chopsticks first, and then the children move. These good habits have been cultivated since childhood.To be loved by the elderly can inherit and carry forward China's fine traditional filial piety culture.