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 understand her situation. She’s fantasizing about a lavish buffet complete with the a glass of champagne and a service staff to clean up afterward. Instead, she’ll be at home cooking, cleaning and telling her son to stop burping.
Throughout the years that I’ve been teaching manners, I’ve found that most parents do instill good manners in their children, it’s just that kids don’t like to listen to their parents. Sometimes it takes a class and instruction from a manner’s teacher before a child will learn and start implementing good manners.
If your child, or a child you know, could benefit from a manners class (before or after the holidays), please be sure you’ve signed up to receive my e-newsletter. There, I publish upcoming classes and take reservations. You can sign up here.
Truly wish the $65 Ritz Carlton Manners Session Dec 15th was around Fort Lauderdale/Davie area (Broward County). Please keep me posted when you do come near this area at this reasonable cost. Happy holidays! -mommy
Brandy Grassi says
I’m very interested in your classes for my 4 year old. I would love to know if you have any classes for this age group.
Suzanne Willis says
Thank you for your message. At this time we are not offering classes for children of that age. We hope you’ll check back in with us in a couple years! Thanks again.
Aida Rodriguez says
I am a 54 year old lawyer with deplorable manners. I would like to take one of your classes and would love for my 11 year old to take one, too. Thank you.
Do you have a summer schedule?