Why teach children, teens, and young adults etiquette?
To prepare them to be comfortable in any situation in the real world,
and to develop lifetime leadership skills; to increase self-esteem and
confidence and to contribute to society in a positive and effective
manner; to fill a void in society and help instill a code of conduct in
the community; a return to traditional values - value-awareness; to
instill a philosophy of treating others with respect and common
courtesy; to restore civility.
Starting early establishes good habits and a strong foundation while
shaping self-perspective. Positive results can be accomplished and their
lives enriched with positive life-long habits and guidance to fulfilling
lifetime purposes and goals, and with self-empowerment to face
challenges and succeed in an ever-changing world.
What are the advantages to parents?
Enriches the family experience and contributes to a kinder more gentle
home life. A reinforcement tool for what is being taught at home and
instills what is not. A confident, polite, respectful, and positive
attitude creates ground for better communication in relationships at
What are the advantages to teachers?
Encouragement of a kinder, and more understanding environment; a
reduction in rudeness; more effective communication; less violence and
help for those trying to overcome negative peer pressure. Guidelines for
inspiring excellence with help to prioritize and focus. Less time spent
on disciplining and more time spent educating. An overall happier and
more productive environment is created which could indirectly raise
academic standards in the classroom setting.