Proper etiquette training is different from teaching basic manners such as washing hands, interrupting, burping at the dinner table or making fun of another person. These skills are easily taught at home. However, etiquette training classes will teach them to interact confidently with others and puts them in situations where they can practice what they are learning and prepares them to handle virtually any social situation.
Parents have their hands full in this electronic world of Facebook, selfies and cell phones for example. Face to face proper communication seems to be dwindling as young people become engrossed with their noses buried in their phone or iPad. The danger here is that as they mature they will lack the skills that are necessary to impress a job or college interviewer, how to conduct themselves at a social function or during a meal.
As a mother and wife I have first hand knowledge as to how challenging it can be to “get through” to a teenager. Etiquette school training provides the opportunity for them to learn from a “third party”. Often frustrating, I learned that children may be more receptive when it’s not mom or dad “hassling” them about sitting up straight, a solid handshake, paying attention when someone else is talking, rolling their eyes (one of my favorites), elbows off the table, wearing proper attire to the dinner table, stepping away to a secluded area when talking on the phone and putting the interest of other above their own needs.
The Protocol and Etiquette School provides the opportunity for your child or young adult to learn how to positively interact in virtually any situation. This is truly a gift for a lifetime.
Marcy Breault "Etiquette Training Guru"