Etiquette for Youth

Good manners, courtesy and character are the keys that open the doors to success in the 21st century.  They don't just build friendships.  They enhance your child's leadership skills, social intelligence and self-esteem. Give your child the gift of the "etiquette advantage."

 

Amidst fresh flowers, fine china and crystal in an elegant setting, your child will learn the rules of social grace and leadership from a credentialed etiquette expert.

 

Contact the National School of Etiquette and Protocol about one of our time-tested programs that prepare children to flourish and thrive in any environment.

 

Children's Etiquette Programs and Events

 

Bullfrogs and Butterflies. It is never too early to teach manners to children. Even as they hop, hop, hop along as kindergarteners, children are ready to learn the rules of social grace. This fun and informative session teaches boys and girls between ages 5-8 basic manners including respect for authority, saying "please" and "thank you," being polite, sharing, character, basic dining skills and self-control, among other topics. $55 per child, as classes are scheduled. Sessions run from 45 minutes, 90 minutes, to half-day, depending on subject matter.

 

The Yellow Rose Junior Cotillion:  Offered to six middle-school organizations, per year.  Girls and boys in grades 5-8 participate meet monthly for six months in an etiquette program that culminates with a formal presentation and dinner dance. $595 per child.

 

Butterfly Season:(pre-teen to early-teen girls).  The perfect activity during the special time of life when girls transition into adolescents.  This four-week summer program prepares participants to understand and take charge of their changing worlds, with workshops ranging from self-awareness, grooming/hygiene, etiquette, peer pressure, leadership, personal responsibility and other life lessons.  The program culminates with an afternoon presentation and parent workshop for personal "coming of age" teas and parties. Participation fee is $795.

 

The Art of Being a Gentleman.  During this half-day workshop taught by a credential etiquette expert, boys between ages 7 - 11 learn the core concepts of what it means to be a gentleman in the 21st century.  Topics range from personal responsibility, daily etiquette, dining etiquette, gender etiquette, respect for authority and leadership.

 

The Sugar Plum Tea.  Offered every holiday season in December, this beautiful tea provides children core etiquette and social rules in a festively decorated venue.  Attire is formal. Dallas-Fort Worth area only.

 

Everyday Etiquette for Boys and Girls.  Custom workshops are available for youth groups ranging from scouting troops, school groups, church organizations and civic/social clubs.  Contact us to discuss the topics and packages we can deliver for your children.  See a sample listing of topics below.

 

 

 

Teen Etiquette

 

The Ways of Ladies.  These custom workshops transform teen girls into graceful, poised ladies, session by session!   In beautiful surroundings, participants learn the 10 steps to becoming ladies through interactive workshops, speakers and activities.  Contact us about enrolling your daughter into one of our one-day, three-day or seven-day sleepover sessions.

 

The Art of Being a Gentleman.  During this workshop taught by a credential etiquette expert, teen boys and young men learn the rules of being a gentleman in the 21st century.  Topics range from personal responsibility, daily etiquette, dining etiquette, dating etiquette, social media, respect for authority and leadership.

 

 

Prom-Perfect!  This two-session workshop is presented once a year in the Spring, and is led by a credentialed etiquette expert.  Session one teaches dating etiquette, grooming/hygiene, and features breakout sessions by gender for wardrobe development/prom attire selection, hair and makeup application.  Session two is held in a four-star restaurant, and focuses on dining etiquette and interpersonal skills. The 2014 class is full. Please contact us about reserving a space in the 2015 class.

 

The Refined Summer (girls only)!  This three-day sleepover is held every summer in a beautiful bed and breakfast or resort.  Girls between ages 11-17 enjoy an indulgent weekend of makeovers, dining etiquette workshops, etiquette training, wardrobe selection, physical poise and other topics. A horseback riding lesson and cultural activity are included.  The 2014 class is full. Please contact us about reserving a space in the 2015 class.

 

Custom Workshops and Topics for Your Teen Group: Custom workshops and speeches are available for youth groups ranging from scouting troops, school groups, church organizations and civic/social clubs. Contact us to discuss the topics and packages we can deliver for your teen. See a sample listing of topics below.

 

Sample Topics/Workshops:

  • Everyday Etiquette

  • The Art of Thank You Letters

  • Social Intelligence (interpersonal skills)

  • Dining Etiquette

  • The Art of Deference

  • Party Manners

  • Tea Party Workshops (includes afternoon tea, decorations and a 45 minute workshop)

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Dating Etiquette

  • Image Development

  • 'Netiquette

  • Building Your Personal Brand and Mission Statement

  • The Art of Poise and Personal Protocol

  • Self-Awareness and Appreciation

  • Grooming and Hygiene

  • Power Presentations

  • Skin Care & Makeup Application

  • Wardrobe Development

  • Cultural and Diversity Intelligence

  • Art Appreciation

  • Introduction to Party Planning

  • Introduction to Tea Parties * This workshop ends with an authentic tea party (optional)