Shannon, President of M. Shannon Etiquette Consulting, said, “I believe along with school supplies, new clothes, and new shoes parents should also send their children to school with proper manners. There are many children that are very nice but still lack proper manners and do not know what is expected of them now that they are growing up.”
10 tips to help teach and reinforce good manners for children going back to school:
1. Wake up early.
2. Make sure your hair is combed and your uniform is clean and neat.
3. Pack your backpack with school supplies.
4. Get to school or the bus stop early every day.
5. Greet everyone with a “good morning” or “hello” and a smile. If you see someone struggling to make friends or being made fun of you should be their friend. Make it a point to smile or say “hello” to them.
6. Sit up straight and sit quietly until the teacher is ready to get started and keep a positive attitude.
7. Call the teacher by the name or title they prefer. Calling the teacher “Teacher” is not appropriate.
8. Follow classroom guidelines for getting up walking around and using the restroom.
9. Keep all gadgets at home (put away all cellphones, IPods, tablets, and definitely no texting or tweeting at school).
10. Keep your hands to yourself and do not touch anyone else or their belongings.
Michelle Shannon 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, a weekly book club, 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 Etiquette 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.