The Etiquette session focuses on positive social behavior in girls and is the basis of how successful they will be in school, work, and home. Conducting themselves appropriately in society is something that should
be taught very early. We teach the girls appropriate manners through role play exercises. Here is our list.
30 Manners Everyone Should Know
#1: When asking for something, say "Please."
#2: When receiving something, say
"Thank you." Be especially appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive.
#3: Do not interrupt people who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.
If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation.
#5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief
#6: Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of others.
#7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome.
#8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
#9: When you have spent time at a friend's house, remember to thank your hosts for having you over and for the good time you had.
#10: Knock on closed doors --
and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering.
#11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
#12: Use a quiet voice inside, especially in places like restaurants.
#13: Never use foul language in front of people if you don't know if it will bother them.
#14: Don't call people mean names.
#15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is
#16: Even if an event is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.
#17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me."
#18: Cover your mouth
when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public.
#19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
#20: Help others out when you can.
#21: When someone helps you, say "thank you."
When someone asks you to do something, try to do it without grumbling and with a smile. You have a right to say no, you should be polite and offer a good reason if you do. If someone asks you to do something that feels dangerous or wrong, it's okay to say
no and not be polite to keep yourself safe.
#23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask someone to teach you or watch what people you respect do.
#24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.
#25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
#26: Chew with your mouth closed.
#27: If you hurt someone, say "I'm sorry" and try to find a way to make it better.
#28: Don't hurt people on purpose.
Don't use people's things without permission.
#30: Treat others the way you'd like to be treated.