Good etiquette is like driving: seemingly scary and mysterious when you’re 15, but once you learn, effortless, easy, and unimaginably essential. White House Etiquette takes you through a few jerky laps around the dinner table, then sends you off to the checkered flag with confidence and grace.
After one class with White House Etiquette, my six-year-old became our resident manners expert. He’s even polite when is reminding us of ours! It has been invaluable to have someone other than Mom or Dad reinforcing manners, and even invoking Mrs. White’s name brings a favored response. We are all grateful for White House Etiquette.
It was so fun! I loved it and learned so much about manners.
Mary sets standards for the students that are reasonable and attainable, and although it is our job as parents to set standards of behavior at home, her classes offered our son the opportunity to practice with his peers in a fun and supportive environment. The classes are taught in the spirit of cooperation and, most importantly, gave our son the security and confidence of knowing how to act in various social situations. (The only problem is that he corrects us now!) Thank you!
I enjoyed learning about resting and finishing positions for silverware. I liked the class in general and would like to improve in eating continental style.
To say that my three boys, ages 10 and 12, were unhappy about the prospect of being required to participate in an etiquette class, is an understatement! Upon completion of the classes, however, the impact and results were startling. Without prompting, the boys were more aware of their dining behavior, going so far as to correct family members. My shy and reserved 12-year-old has even taken to opening doors for me in public!
This course was so incredibly helpful! It was well organized and very applicable. I am looking forward to my next opportunity in which I can confidently apply this new found knowledge!
Thank you for teaching our children proper etiquette. On behalf of our community and our society at large, thank you!