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Modern Etiquette Makes Kind People

I was introduced to a lovely woman recently by a friend. My friend, who knows me well, threw into the introduction the fact that I write modern etiquette programs and curriculums. Lo and behold, the same thing that always happened, happened… When…
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Five Great Social Skills Books that Put the Story First

Thank goodness for talented authors who write to entertain, enlighten, educate and enrich children. There is nothing that will stretch a child’s imagination and hopefully teach important social skills lessons like a clever, exciting and well-written…
tips to listen like you mean it
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Listen Like You Mean It Infographic

We've all been there. We start a conversation with someone and are upset to see that the person is clearly not listening. Not paying attention when someone is speaking not only demonstrates poor social skills, it is hurtful and makes us feel…
Presidents must be role models of good social skills
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A President's Social Skills Matter

You need a healthy ego to consider yourself worthy to be the President of the United States of America. How many of us believe we have the smarts, temperament, resilience, education, energy, sophistication, negotiating skills, diplomacy,…
Blaming the victim is rude.
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Learn How to Apologize Kathy Griffin!

Kathy Griffin Needs to Learn How to Apologize Comedian Kathy Griffin “stepped in it” big time and she would like the public to accept her apology. Why does the self-proclaimed “D List” celebrity need to learn how to apologize? Kathy…
consequence for choice to bare shoulders and violate dress code
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Consequences for Choice to Violate Dress Code

Consequences for a choice. Summer, a senior at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina was suspended for violating her school’s dress code. She admits that she knew, when she chose the off-the-shoulder shirt, that it was in…
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Gopher Tortoises Fight But Kids Shouldn't

Gopher tortoises fight to solve conflicts. They bump and ram until one of them runs away. A gopher tortoise fight is normal but it is not the way well socialized children should handle conflict. Watch this video to see how NOT to handle conflict…
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Stephen Colbert Has Free Speech

Comedian Stephen Colbert offended viewers when he ripped into President Trump during a monologue on his late-night television talk show. Social media blew up, people arguing that his comments were homophobic, crude, and overly aggressive. Stephen…
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Muddy Jeans Cause Uproar!

Displayed with the designer jeans at Nordstrom is the new Barracuda Straight Leg Jean. Weighing in at a whopping $425 a pair, these lux dungarees are covered in a “caked-on muddy coating” and look tough and beat-as though the gentleman who…
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What Are Social Skills?

What are social skills? Social skills are the skills necessary to appropriately communicate and interact with others. Why do we need to teach children social skills? We are not born socialized. When we are born, we fail to understand the…