Table manners are a must at the Holidays. However, these social skills do not always come easy to everyone. To help expand your student's understanding for and skill for use of table manners, you might consider partaking in a "social detective" activity using this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXL4Q73uKn0 and a 5 point scale to guide your sleuthing skills in identifying the range of meal time behaviors from 1- Polite, 2-Minor Issue, 3-Disturbing, 4-Offensive, 5-Extremely Rude. The better a student gets at identifying expected vs. unexpected table manners and understanding how mealtime choices impact the way others perceive or think about them, the more likely he or she will be to choose using "expected"/polite table manners. Happy Holidays!!!