My wife and I have very different views on how our kids should behave at our Shabbos meals and we would welcome your opinion.

She comes from a more rigid home than mine and my in-laws have 2-3 hour meals with everyone sitting in their seats. My parents were more laid back and gave us a great deal of freedom to be excused from the table.

Our oldest is a 12-year-old boy and his behavior (or lack thereof) at our meals caused friction in our home over Pesach. We both look forward to your comments about this issue.

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