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Today’s Mannerly Moment

Improving Manners ~ Encouraging Kindness ~ Increasing Civility SNOW ETIQUETTE As much of the country gets dumped on this weekend, here are 5 essential tips for minding your manners when it snows!! 1. Clean off your car (including the roof) before taking it to the streets. This is mainly for safety reasons as snow flying off of your car can impair the view of drivers behind you. 2. When borrowing a snow blower or shovel from a neighbor, return it it’s original condition, if not cleaner! Be... Read more

Author: drift2

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My blog has bee…

My blog has been in the process of finding a new home as my company makes it’s official launch this Spring.  The new blog should be up and running just as soon as my website is complete.  More practical tips and fun stories for etiquette and networking will be available soon.  Thank you for your patience! Extending Grace, ~jacquelyn~ The Etiquette Network … Improving Manners~Encouraging Kindness~Increasing... Read more

Author: Jacquelyn Flesner

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“At what age…..”

After yesterday’s blog post http://etiquettenetwork.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/whos-this-kid/, I received a nice comment along with a great question regarding appropriate age a child should be taught etiquette.  I hope you find my response helpful, and I’d love to address any questions you might have as far as manners are concerned.  Here’s the comment followed by my response: “I absolutely love this post. I don’t have any children of my own but do have neices and a... Read more

Author: Jacquelyn Flesner

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“Who’s This Kid?”

“Who’s This Kid?” My 11-year old son was recently invited to a boy’s birthday party who is the son of some close family friends.  This family is extremely gracious, loving and overall very well-mannered.  As I walked my son into the party, we were greeted by kids running wild, as one would expect, yet the birthday boy and his parents were nowhere to be found. One young girl, also a mutual friend, informed us that the birthday boy had locked himself and a few chosen friends in the game room and that the... Read more

Author: Jacquelyn Flesner

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“The Charming Child”

“The Charming Child” As doting parents, most of us would likely say that our children are oh-so-charming.  We often view their little missteps as endearing and their repetitive sassing as traits that will work themselves out over time.  And, we naturally assume that everyone else views our offspring in the same “cute” light.  However, if we gave a truth serum to our best friend or to our sister-in-law or to the empty nester across the street, we might be surprised to learn that our children are... Read more

Author: Jacquelyn Flesner

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“Lost Art” = Lost World

I’ve had many discussions lately about manners, and I’ve heard people say multiple times, “Manners are a lost art.”  To me, this statement speaks volumes about the state of our world today.  For many, manners ARE a lost art which is daily demonstrated by road ragers, impatient shoppers in any given checkout line, teenagers unabashedly using vulgar language in the presence of their elders, diners taking calls on their cell phones at the table, and the list goes on and... Read more

Author: Jacquelyn Flesner

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