Manners at school

Lisa Gache, Manners & Etiquette Expert, shares advice for parents on the most important manners to teach your children for when they are in school
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Manners at school

There are actually a number of really good back to school manners to teach your children. First and foremost, I would say they need to remember the Golden Rule. They learned it in school and they really need to internalize it, just treat your fellow students, your teachers, your administrators the way you would like to be treated. Secondly, I would say to them that they really want to think about being inclusive. They want to invite friends, they don’t want to exclude anyone, to be mindful of their fellow student, and be sensitive to others. They also want to show good schools spirit, and to treat the administration staff with utmost respect. Get involved in extracurricular activities, cheer on whatever teams representing their school. All these ways really are a way to show respect and good behaviour towards the school. Another thing they should remember, and this is great for themselves, is to develop good study habits and do it early on. As they get older the work only gets harder, so if they realized that they should approach work first, get their homework done first and then set aside time for some activities; then they will really start to learn what that balance feels like.

Lisa Gache, Manners & Etiquette Expert, shares advice for parents on the most important manners to teach your children for when they are in school


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Lisa Gache

Manners & Etiquette Expert

Lisa Gaché is the foremost etiquette, manners and life skills expert for children from the parenting perspective. The Los Angeles Times named her company, Beverly Hills Manners, the etiquette school to "teach your kids to be polite." Her straightforward and doable advice has been featured on CNN, NPR, KTLA and “The Today Show” and in popular publications from USA Today and the New York Post to Woman’s Day magazine. Her contributions to blogs and websites range from the Los Angeles Times, AOL and The Huffington Post to and, as well as numerous parenting websites including ParentsAsk, Momversation, New Parent and Buttoned Up. Lisa has been a guest expert on a number of reality shows including “Charm School” on VH1, “Living with Ed” for the Discovery Channel and the soon to be aired “Mrs. Anka’s New PA”.  

In the fall of 2009, after almost eight years of working in her field, Lisa furthered her education by enrolling in The Protocol School of Washington, the first and only nationally accredited school to meet the high standards set by the ACCET and the US Department of Education. She received her certification as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant. 

Gaché is currently writing her debut book—the first fun and humorous parenting guide on manners for kids and teens. Her first manners App was released in early 2011 for both the iPhone and the Android. Lisa is a native New Yorker who was raised in Beverly Hills. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and currently resides in Beverly Hills with her entertainment attorney husband and two young daughters.

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