Cafe Traditions - Holiday traditions, family traditions and more to make life more memorable. Get ideas or submit your own.
Home   |    About Us   |    Traditions   |    Blog   |    Submit Your Tradition
  Just for Kids
  New Baby
  Special Occasions
  Just Because
  Articles & Info
Sign up for our monthly e-mail newsletter.
  Submit Tradition
  Contact Us
  Link to Us
  Links We Love
  About Us
  Press Releases
  In The News
Top > Family Traditions > Compliments Only Please
Tradition 1 of 31   Next >>

Compliments Only Please

After getting tired of hearing moans, groans and complaints from my three teenagers about the meals, my husband and I instituted a "no complaints" rule at dinnertime. Anyone who complains about what is being served must do the dishes that night. Not only has it taught my children to be more appreciative, but it's created a more positive dinner table discussion. Occasionally they end up doing the dishes by themselves, but in general, the rule has been successful in meeting its goal.

~Lucy R, St. Petersburg, FL

Related Traditions

A Cultural Dinner
Dinner is Sharing Time
Breakfast for Dinner

Tradition Comments

Teri B. says:

I'm going to start using this tradition at my house tonight! I think it's a great idea and it makes for a much happier Mom too.

05/13/2008 05:23 PM
Copyright © 2006-2008


The Santa Video

BabbaBox - Activity Box for Kids