Author: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Instructor and Creator of Game on Manners

7 Ways to Be More Likable

    Ever meet someone and you like them right away? Or, you just don't like them but you're not sure why? Ever wonder what people think of you?     Here are 7 easy things to do, and to…

Is Your Child Polite on a Play Date?

When you send your child over to someone's house to play, do they run into their house with their muddy shoes on? Open their refrigerator and look for something to eat? Make a mess and demand only chicken nuggets for…

Teach Kids Table Manners - For Our Sake AND Theirs!

    Do your children have nice table manners? Always? Even in restaurants and at their grandparents' house? Or...     Do they sit on their knees, jump out of their chair and run around during the meal, gobble up…

FREE Cotillion Etiquette Class Give-Away (Value $175)

This fall, four children will be able to attend for FREE the fun, informative and essential cotillion etiquette class in the Lake Norman area called, "Impressions: The Modern Cotllion for A New Generation." The three day program is for rising…

Graduation Etiquette

It's that time again! Graduations from college, high school, middle school, and yes, even from pre-school! I admit that when my son graduated from his 4-year old pre-school and was going onto kindergarten, I was one of those crazy mothers…

Holiday Party Etiquette - The Little Things That Matter

It's the time of year for holiday parties! Work parties, neighborhood parties, family parties, school parties...We all love a good party with fun friends, good (FREE) food, and a nice glass of holiday cheer, but what can be awkward are…

Gift Giving in the Workplace

Ever wonder what to give your co-workers or boss for the holidays? How about your clients? Here are some tips that will help you navigate this trickey situation with ease.Giving a Gift to Co-worker or Boss:• Make sure there are…

Black Friday Etiquette?

Shopping is NOT a blood sport! I am not a big shopper, but for the first time ever, I'm going to venture out to South Park Mall on Black Friday. The idea of shopping with millions of other frenzied shoppers does…

Holiday Manners Do's and Don'ts

As a mother of two, I'll be honest when I say that I have a love and hate relationship with the holidays. I love them on the day, but I hate the pre-holiday stress of event-planning, gift-buying, food-shopping and house-decorating.Other…

Are You Setting the Table Correctly?

It seems like a simple thing... setting the table... but it's interesting how many people really don't know how to set the table properly. And, because there is a right and wrong way to set the table, your dinner guests…

Inspire Kids to Make A Difference

My kids are so lucky! They are healthy. They live in a nice house, have plenty to eat, clothes to wear, and (according to me) have everything they need (notice I didn't' say 'want"). My kids recently learned just how…

Sports Etiquette Tips for Kids and Adults

I'm always shocked when I see a parent at one of my son's soccer games yelling and saying rude things to his kid, the coaches, refs, and even at the kids from our team! Recently, one dad yelled to his…

Your Kids' Awkward Moments Revealed

Thanks for sharing some of the awkward moments your kids have had. While none of these stories are funny to our children, it does show us that kids really are all alike. They all worry about the same thing: public…

Teach Your Kids to "Schmooze" Their Teachers

We don't want our kids to "brown nose" a teacher or become the "teacher's pet', but... Let's face it, teachers are like parents in that we act differently towards the kids we like versus the ones we think are annoying,…

A Mother's Woe. A Son's Obsession!

"My son is an addict. He's 12 years old and addicted to his iPhone. What boundaries can we set and help him learn some cell phone etiquette?" - Kathy I., Huntersville. Although I don't know your son personally, I feel…