Teaching Kids Holiday Manners - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. No matter what religious holiday you are celebrating, it is certainly important that your children have nice manners. So here are a few tips to help you and your children this holiday season. First of all, it is important to explain to your children the true meaning of whichever religious holiday you are celebrating so that they understand why it is important to you and your family. Encourage your children to help out. So whether it is buying gifts or wrapping gifts or cooking, do things together as a family and make this holiday truly enjoyable and special. Also when children are given a gift you want to encourage them to show their gratitude, to look people in the eye and smile and say 'thank you' and not just have them focus on exactly what it is they are given but the spirit in which it was given. Also, it is a nice time to teach your children some table manners and brush up on the things they might not know especially if they are going to be visiting other people's houses for the holiday. So, remind them some simple things. So, for example, sit down properly in their chair, put their napkin on their lap, keep their elbows off the table, hold their fork properly, keep their mouths closed while they are eating, and to sit and enjoy everyone's company. And then lastly, it is also going to be a really nice holiday season if everyone is present and they are not in another room on the computer or watching T.V. or texting their friends. So, encourage people to be together and put away their cell phones. I hope these few tips will help you and your family enjoy the holidays.