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Posts Tagged etiquette

How to Approach a Potentially Heated Exchange

Conflict. Discourse. Emotions. Hurt Feelings. Incivility. Disagreements, both personally and professionally, are part of life. We’ve all had them. We will continue to have them. Challenging, questioning or offering your […]

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Is there Etiquette Concerning Sharing about our Kids on Social Media?

If you’re living in the 21st century (check.), have kids (check.) and engage with others on any of the various social media platforms (check.), this is a hot topic. It’s […]

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Two Power Words You Should Use More Often

The magic words.  Please You’re welcome Excuse me I’m sorry And today’s feature…. THANK YOU! Of course astute you knows to use a genuine, sincere “thank you” when receiving a […]

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Are You an Annoying Tourist?

We recently returned from a wonderful family vacation to Spain where we were all-out, 100%, tourists with a capital T: going on group tours, visiting beautiful monuments, taking pictures, taking […]

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10 Tips to Help Your Student Turn on the Back To School Charm

Parents, you’ll need to share the tips with your student. They will magically turn your youngster into the Belle of the 5th Grade Playground or the Prince Charming of Pre-K. Yes, even middle and high school students can benefit. Tell them you read them somewhere. Claim I’m an expert. Don’t speak them as your words, coming from your parental mouth, or they may not listen. You get it. I get it. I’m a parent too. My kids’ eyes roll just as easily as your kids’ eyes.
Without further ado…..
Ten Tips for Turning on the Charm on the First Day of School… and Always

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Inconsiderate Inconspicuous Invitations

Have you ever been part of a conversation that resembles this one?
Friend: Hey – What are you doing Friday night?
With thoughts of an invitation for a couples dinner at a hip new restaurant or a fun girls night out, you reply:
Nothing. Why? What’s going on?
Friend: Excellent! My husband and I are going out to dinner with a few other couples and we’d love to drop the kids off at your house to play with your kids while we go out (OR We need someone to walk the new puppy OR a designated driver OR a chauffeur for kids OR…).
Dumbfounded You : Uh. Uh. Uh.

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What’s a Girl at a Boy Scout Meeting To Do?

What is the etiquette when you are a guest – at a meeting; in a house of worship that is a different religious denomination than yours; or in a foreign country while their national anthem is being sung or recited? What should you do when pledges, songs or anthems are being spoken or sung, but yet you either don’t know the words or don’t “own” them?

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The Connection Between Happiness and Good Manners

  My current read is  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. This cool little book details Gretchen’s one-year intentional focus on happiness. As I read, the connection between happiness and […]

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Nothing's Finer Than A Fine Young Diner

Use these table manners tips to turn your child into a delightful diner!  Read Kelly’s article as featured in Eastern Home and Travel Magazine.

fine young diner article

Pack Your Manners

Traveling with kids? Read Kelly’s article as published in Eastern Home & Travel

Networking Etiquette: What Do You Know?

Thank you to Team Network for having me as their guest speaker at their Netfast in Rockville, MD. Click on the link to watch our netiquette discussion.

Team Network Netfast

Manners Schmanners! Read Kelly’s Interview in FindIt Frederick!