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5-Star Manners for Children (ages 8-11)
 When you talk about manners with your children, are you frustrated? In these workshops, fun is one of the breakthrough ingredients! Head-scratching props, tales of manners-related mishaps & mayhem, role play and lively conversation make social skills meaningful and learning them fun! Your children will learn how to act in social situations, so you can relax. Below is an overview of the skills we will cover: in the two sessions. Children may enroll in either session or both.
5-Star Manners for Children: Introductions; Table Manners 

January 10 @ 4-5 PM

-  Why manners make sense: the children will discover the common sense underlying manners and why they are important
- How to introduce ourselves with confidence: posture, eye contact, what to say, the handshake, responding
- The keys to making dinner enjoyable for everyone: when to be seated/start eating, the table setting, napkin and silverware handling, cutting technique, passing food,  sneezing coughing and other dilemmas. Sitting down at a table with china and linens, we will practice skills with brownies, potato chips, apple slices and water. Products will not contain nuts but may have been made in a facility in which nuts are present. If your children have food allergies, please send safe snacks with them.

5-Star Manners for Children: the Considerate Host & Guest; Making Conversation without Anxiety
January 17 @ 4-5 PM

- Why manners make sense: the children will discover the common sense underlying manners and  why they are important
- The considerate host/guest: Host: greeting guest; introducing to others; resolving differences re activities; respecting family rules, saying good-bye, etc. Guest: greeting parents; kindness to siblings; respecting family rules and property; handling differences of opinion re activities, etc.
- Conversation skills: the importance of listening; how to start a conversation and keep it going; how to engage the other person and make them feel heard; how speaking with an adult differs from speaking with a child, do’s and don’ts; how to handle a dilemmas such as a long silence and wrapping up a conversation. The role of the smartphone—when to use and when to tuck it away.

Janet Parnes will facilitate the workshops. Janet is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington®. She has been bringing her etiquette workshops for children to schools, community centers, libraries and museums for 10 years. Janet uses her skills as a professional storyteller to make her workshops entertaining as well as educational.
Max: 15 students

Registration & Refund Information 
- Registration: Student is only considered registered (and spot reserved) in a program once payment is received. Online registration & payment is the quickest and easiest way to secure a spot in a program. Registration is also accepted in our office and by mail on a first-come first-served basis.
- Refunds: There will be a $10 processing fee for all refunds/credits and all requests must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program.
- Age Requirement: Participants must be the minimum age for the program or turn that age within the first week of the program.
- Confirmations: Please keep a record of your registration. Confirmations are emailed as soon as your registration is processed; no further confirmations or reminders are provided.
We ensure the safety of all participants in our programs. Therefore we hold the right to decline/remove any child from any program provided that the child is: 1) Potentially putting themselves at risk of injury, 2) Potentially putting others at risk of injury through their actions, or 3) Blatantly disregarding proper safety rules as set forth by the instructor of the program.

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5~Star Manners for Children: Introductions & Table Manners 
8 - 11  N/A  Th  01/10/2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rockland Community Center - Community Room 2
$25.00 R, $25.00 NR
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5~Star Manners for Children: The Considerate Host & Guest; Making Conversation without Anxiety 
8 - 11  N/A  Th  01/17/2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rockland Community Center - Community Room 2
$25.00 R, $25.00 NR
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