More Than Manners

PARENTS

teach your children well

manners, table manners, dining etiquette, small talk, first impressions
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Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use
— Emily Post

As Emily Post said, “Any child can be taught to be beautifully behaved with no effort greater than quiet patience and perseverance, whereas to break bad habits once they are acquired is a Herculean task.” Like anything in life, forming good habits from the start is so much easier than trying to break and replace bad habits later. Starting children off with age appropriate expectations is important. Good manners and understanding the rationale behind rules of etiquette establishes a foundation of respect, kindness, consideration, honesty, integrity and gratefulness. It’s never too early to start teaching manners to your children and rest assured, it’s also never too late. Either way, we are here to help.

Parents say that bringing in an objective third party is often the catalyst for change. Children tend to listen when important information is shared and validated by an outsider. It is not unlike hiring a math tutor, a piano teacher or batting coach. The “expert” can make tweaks and suggestions that aid in the knowledge and know-how of good manners and etiquette. The approach is sincere, genuine and aims to connect with each child to elevate manners, social graces and self confidence.