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Old 05-26-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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how to teach chewing with mouth closed

title says it all. besides leading by example as already being done? We remind 3-4 times during a meal for them to chew with their mouth closed. This seems to be a hard habit to break. Any advice from been there moms?

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I'm still trying to teach it to my husband.
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We told 4 year old DS to make a kissy face while chewing...he's not quite a full-on pucker up kind of kid while kissing though, but it worked out well. I still have to remind him a couple times during meals, but its definitely not as bad as it used to be.
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We've been doing 'lips together when we chew' since our kids were little and use it know the younger ones and it's a constant reminder at every meal. Sometimes even my 10 and 9 year old slip and we just keep using gentle reminders. For the younger ones I ask them; "what is the proper way to chew our food?" and they show me the correct way and the incorrect way!
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Re: how to teach chewing with mouth closed

Just starting this with my 2.5 year old and she is very confused on the whole topic but it appears to be like anything else, a zillion reminders and hopefully they will have it down before they go to college!
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Just starting this with my 2.5 year old and she is very confused on the whole topic but it appears to be like anything else, a zillion reminders and hopefully they will have it down before they go to college!
If we're lucky....
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Re: how to teach chewing with mouth closed

I still remember how I was taught, and I don't think that's a good thing.

When I was 4 or 5 I was at a friends house and apparently my open-mouth chewing was really annoying her mom because she reached over and pinched my lips together.
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We still have to gently remind...and all four of our children remind each other. But I am SO happy to see this thread as I am horrified when I eat lunch at school with my children...so many childrens' eating habits are disgusting! I always hope they do better when they are eating with their own parents !!
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Re: how to teach chewing with mouth closed

I know school is where it comes from. all the kids have bad manners. i tried something different last night. i didn't remind them or anything i took a big bite of food (really messy roast beef) and went to town making smacking noises and big open mouth chewing. the kids were horrified. DF had a giggle fit. that had better results than reminding them have. i think i may do it daily until they learn. we had lunch with mostly closed mouths.
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