Other than praying, I’ve also been teaching him to offer people around him to eat whenever he’s eating.
In Chinese (and most other Asian) culture, when you’re eating, you have to offer people around you, especially older people, your food. I don’t mean the food from your plate, but clean food from the table. It’s considered good manners.
He grasp the idea pretty quickly. Whenever he eats, and there are people around him, I no longer have to remind him to offer. He’d say, “Mbah, mamam!” to the old lady who works at our house, making his offer. He’d also say, “Kong, mamam!” to his grandpa, or “Paw, mamam!” to his Papaw (=Daddy), and so on.
Funny thing is whenever an ant happens to walk by on the table. He’d say, “Mut, mamam!” [“Ant, eat!”] and put a crumb of his bread or a grain of his rice within the ant’s reach.
Of course, I never taught him that, I guess he’s just kinda considerate ^__^