Children need to learn proper manners and social skills now more than ever.
Competition for spots in schools and good jobs are becoming increasingly tough and those young people, whose social skills are well developed and natural, will stand out in the crowd and have a leg up on their peers.
Knowing the proper social graces allows children to feel confident and poised. If people don’t have to worry that their manners will offend, they can partake in social situations with ease, their focus being their goal and not whether or not they might pick up the wrong fork.
Of course, manners are not just used to “get ahead.” Treating others with dignity and respect creates a society that is civil and thoughtful. A narcissistic society where everyone puts themselves first, and where other’s feelings are just an afterthought, would be a cold and lonely place, indeed.
- What are social graces?
- How to greet well
- Making introductions
- Using of tact when speaking
- Good sportsmanship
- Thank you notes
- Poise and Posture
- Positive Body language to adopt
- The art of conversation, listening skills, and giving compliments
- Telephone etiquette
- Party etiquette
- Home and restaurant dining etiquette