A few months ago I had a pre-teen seminar: three students – one Muslim child from Egypt, two Jewish children born in Canada.  We were together all day.  The course included how to enter elegantly, all the way to international etiquette.

We learned about the shell fish fork and about toasting, and how to decline alcohol elegantly. They had a blast. Four persons, three major religions. Nobody stepped on each other’s toes, all appreciated each other’s differences.  I think we parents and grandparents need to be the fore-runners for good behaviour.  A little bit of acceptance goes a long way.

 

UpcomingWorkshops

Kidiquette
Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
$40; $70 for two

Teen Etiquette
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
Includes three course lunch
and an 8-page workbook
$140; $250 for two; refresher $70

Adult Etiquette
Please call for appointment
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
Includes three course lunch and quiz
and an 11-page workbook
$295, $450 for two persons
Refresher $150

 

What People are Saying

I do think that maybe you should forward these comments to the Ontario Government so that they can see how people are thinking. You never know whose eyes they might reach, but the more they hear from the ‘people’ they govern, the more they’ll realize that it doesn’t surround ‘just them’ but there are others too who would like the right greeting and symbols (e.g. Christmas Trees) to be used. We have to get our thoughts out there as well.  Thanks for sharing.
- Dawn

Hello Adeodata, You have a beautiful graceful style. I love how you present us your newsletter.
- Catherine

I always look forward to your newsletter, Adeodata. You make so much sense!! Think of you often so take care.
- Joan Hamilton

Your newsletters are refreshing.
- Eszter