Recently a friend told me that she'd love to take her family to The Ritz-Carlton for Thanksgiving Brunch but she's too worried about her 7-year-old's table manners to attend. She said that no matter what she does, he continues to burp at the dinner table, and she's concerned that her three-year-old will soon follow in his footsteps. I can … [Read more...] about Too Embarassed to Take Your Child to Dinner?
Flowers? Candy? Breakfast in bed? These are all great ideas, but have you ever thought about giving the gift of manners for kids this Mother's Day? I know plenty of mothers (and grandmothers) who would love for their kids to learn (and continue to practice) good manners. I teach classes where children will learn the basics of good manners, … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Gift Idea
It's true with sports, hobbies and anything else we'd like to improve in our lives: We get better with practice. During my classes, we discuss our favorite pastimes: tennis, baseball, ballet, art, etc. It's fun to learn about their interests and watch their faces light up as they talk about the things they love: horseback riding, hockey, … [Read more...] about Practice. Practice. Practice.
These young ladies learned that manners can be fun during a recent class at the Edison & Ford Winter Estate. While they learned new skills and practiced dining etiquette, they met new friends and discovered that learning manners can be a lot of fun. Throughout the class the children practice holding the silverware properly, chewing with … [Read more...] about All Smiles at Mimi’s Manners
Students at Mimi & Mina's Etiquette class would have made Mr. Edison proud. As they learned good dining skills during the three-course meal,they learned about former US Presidents who had visited and dined at the Edison Estate. They all agreed that good manners are important if they're ever going to visit the White House. All students graduated … [Read more...] about Manners Matter to Former Presidents & Mr. Edison
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is expanding its education program for children to include a unique workshop which combines history and some of the Edison family traditions at their Winter Estate in Fort Myers. Etiquette at the Estates include a series of one day (two hour) lessons in timeless etiquette and social skills. Etiquette runs … [Read more...] about Etiquette Classes Offered Fall 2008 & Winter 2009 at the Edison/Ford Winter Estates