Serving Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Conn. Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire

Children – Ages 8-11

5-Star Manners for Children

table mannersChildren learn manners that develop their innate confidence, respectfulness, consideration, etc. and put these qualities on display! Stories, rhymes, role-play, and gentle encouragement instill manners that transform awkwardness into ease. Social interactions become more relaxed and enjoyable for everyone! Below are some of the benefits my students experience:

They realize that manners are not arbitrary rules. Manners are rooted in common sense and make life happier for everyone! (Being polite becomes ok!)

Awkwardness gives way to ease when dealing with adults. Children are able to carry on a conversation, make eye contact , etc. Children gain independence; they are less reliant on an adult to nudge them through table manners, introductions, etc.

  • Adults see them as mature and take them seriously.
  • Children gain self-esteem and confidence.
  • Children understand the effects their words and actions have on others; they are less self-centered and more considerate.

A sense of helplessness gives way to the realization that they can influence their relationships and the world around them.

Workshops are custom designed. Below is a sampling of the topic choices:

At home and away

  • Confident introductions
  • Initiating/maintaining a conversation
  • Being a gracious host or guest
  • Telephone poise
  • Thank-you Notes
  • Being a considerate friend/classmate/family member

At the dinner table

  • When to be seated
  • Table conversation
  • Holding a knife and fork
  • Eating soup
  • Ordering at a restaurant
  • Posture
  • Handling a napkin
  • Cutting technique
  • Passing the rolls

"We could not have asked for a better teacher."
Therese Minton, Nichols House Museum

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