Are Table Manners Really That Important?

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Are Table Manners Really That Important?

Talking with your mouth full, putting your elbows on the table, not using a knife and fork, and eating with your mouth closed. These are all considered 'bad manners' when eating, but are they really that important to drill into your teen these days?

Plus we hear from a heartbroken parents who's teen has run away from home to stay with a friend's family. Ginni and Jo have some practical advice to get through this tough period.


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Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

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Producer: Emmeline Peterson

Audio Production: Thom Lion

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