Today, most children seem to spend most of their time watching television, playing video games or spending time on the computer. Children seem to be losing out on basic face-to-face interaction and plain old social interaction with their peers. Manners are almost becoming a lost art in our society which have many parents considering an etiquette class to assist with teaching their children how to respect themselves as well as showing respect to others. During her classes for children, Shannon often talks about how to properly answer the telephone, which is also becoming a lost art due to today’s use of mobile phones. Proper telephone manners are also very important when a child needs to make a call to an aunt, uncle, grandparent, friend, or even a coach or any adult.
Shannon is always eager to share tips on proper manners with children. She also shows the children how to properly set a table and navigate their way around a table setting. Her students learn how to properly utilize their utensils, their napkins, and handle eating difficult foods with ease. The children have fun playing the "pass the hot plate" game that is usually played during the lesson.
In most situations children are so eager or quick to take action. Shannon advises parents that proper manners will help children stop and think about the situation and how it should be handled instead of doing the first thing that comes to mind. Etiquette classes for children help teach children proper manners during their formative years providing them with the skills, tools, and a knowledge of proper manners. Providing a child with a knowledge of proper manners will help to acquire outstanding social skills throughout their lives as they get older.
The Los Angeles Etiquette Consultant provides a variety of classes and workshops in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas to teach children proper manners. She offers classes for girls and boys as well as classes and programs for girls only. Shannon believes that etiquette and life skills are missing from the classrooms but are both very important to a child’s formative years, a time when they are learning everything.
M Shannon Consulting was founded in 2005 to provide etiquette training to youth, adults, companies and service staff. Each program is a combination of lecture, activities and role-playing exercises designed to ensure that learning about etiquette is both educational and entertaining. Michelle Shannon has written and published 2 books relating to etiquette for youth and has worked with organizations, private groups, educational institutions and individuals to increase their social savvy and confidence levels. For more information visit: http://MShannonConsulting.com or http://facebook.com/MShannonConsulting.