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Working with the Ron Clark Academy

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Referencing a 1945 edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette! Does the name Ron Clark ring a bell? It might — Clark won the 2001 Disney Teacher of the Year award, appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey show (Winfrey named him her first “Phenomenal Man”), and had his story made into a TV movie (starri...

Tagged: childrens etiquette, ron clark, ron clark academy


George Washington's Rules

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Have you ever read “George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation”? Sometime before he turned 16, our first President wrote down these 110 rules. Our book copy has corrected and modernized spelling and sentence structure, which is helpful when quickly pe...

Tagged: george washington, george washingtons rules of civility, etiquette, manners


Holding Your Breath #3

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A friend of ours has a very extroverted four-year-old who loves talking to people, even complete strangers. “If you are in a store and mention that you can’t find something, he is suddenly on a crusade to ask everyone who looks like they might remotely work in that store if they can help you fin...

Tagged: holding your breath, childrens etiquette


Take the theme park to your work

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A former Perfectly Polished staff member recently chaperoned a high school trip to a popular theme park. She told us that as a child visiting the same park, she took for granted all the details that made her vacation perfect. But as an adult who is tuned into etiquette, she was more impressed wi...

Tagged: etiquette, manners, theme park etiquette, train to be a childrens etiquette consultant, childrens etiquette training, teach children manners


Holding Your Breath #2

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Have you ever watched a child open a present with baited breath? We have. Very young children, as you likely know, say what’s on their minds. (Some adults do, too, but hopefully they have more of a brain filter.) But when we’re talking the pre-school set, there’s a 50-50 chance that the unwrappe...

Tagged: childrens etiquette, holding your breath, manners


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