5 Reasons why your child should learn the Rules of Etiquette:

  • They won’t be 12 years old for the rest of their lives.
  • They won’t live at home for the rest of their lives.
  • They'll want a high paying job/career.
  • They'll want to meet people and build a relationship.
  • They don't want to become lonely as they get older in age.

​​8 Skills your teen should learn: 

  • Rules of Etiquette  
  • Cleaning up
  • Car maintenance
  • Their Laundry
  • Making appointments
  • How to cook
  • Dancing
  • Read 
  • Managing money

Question: Who is teaching your child their social skills? 
Most children go to school approximately 6 hours a day.  During these 1,800 minutes each week, from whom are they acquiring their social skills? Friends? Teachers? Social Media? Strangers? Perhaps the neighborhood gang members may be influencing their impressionable minds. 

You may be of the mindset that social skills should be learned in school or even church.  Aptitudes such as financial literacy, basic cooking, and washing clothes are generally foundations that are laid by parents.  Social skills are no different. While it is true that ‘It takes a Village’, if we want to raise socially empowered children, we simply cannot leave this responsibility to others.
Teaching social skills requires building relationships both in and outside of the family dynamic while providing a culture of learning.  We cannot view this as some ‘extra’ parental burden. 

Socializing with others is probably of single-most importance to our youth. They may not admit it, but our children want to learn how to deal with awkward or potentially embarrassing situations, get along with others, and feel a sense of belonging.  No one wants to be ostracized by his or her peers.

Talk to your children. Demonstrate the social skills needed to succeed now and in the future. Perhaps you will even notice a difference in yourself!


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Did you know Protocol still serve several essential functions in society today!

  • Etiquette provides personal security. Knowing how to behave appropriately in a given situation makes you more comfortable.
  • It protects the feelings of others. Proper etiquette requires that you make others comfortable and defend their beliefs. You do not point out their errors or draw attention to their mistakes.
  • It makes communication clearer. Etiquette enhances communication by breaking down barriers, not erecting them.
  • It will improve your status at work. In any working situation, you are perceived as more capable, more professional, and more intelligent if you are familiar with the proper code of conduct for the workplace.
  • It makes good first impressions. The first five to seven seconds after you meet someone are crucial. Your first impression lingers in the other person's mind long after you are gone.  If you use proper etiquette, that first impression will be a positive one.