Does Your Child Make a Good Impression?

Do your children protest when you talk about making a good impression? Do they believe that walking around with their heads in electronic devices while chewing gum doesn’t matter? Do they wonder why any of this is important? Never fear, it’s pretty normal. Let’s show them how kick it up a notch. Today’s students need…

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For Guys Only: Being a Good Groomsman

Young adulthood comes with many social landmines. These landmines, once navigated by Mom or someone else close to you, are now your responsibility. Eventually you will get that call from a good friend asking you to be a groomsman at his wedding. When it comes, remember you read these guidelines somewhere—it will save you some…

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Got Manners?

…Better get some if you want to land a job in today’s economy. If you are interviewing for a job these days, it’s likely that you are not the only candidate being considered.  It doesn’t matter whether you are interviewing for high level or an entry level position–if you want the job, you have to…

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Mom’s Manners Reminders

My son is travelling to California for spring break and will be staying in the home of a fraternity brother.  This strikes fear in me, The Manners Teacher.  He has seven long days to make me proud and win the title of “Best Guest” from his hosts.  Can he do it?  I hope so.  Though he’s almost…

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I can’t talk right now

Sometimes things just don’t make sense. Here’s one of them: You are talking, maybe one-on-one or maybe in a meeting, shopping, having a meal or participating in any number of daily activities. The ubiquitous cell phone rings, halting everything until someone in the group reaches for their phone, checks caller ID and simultaneously realizes that,oops, their…

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