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Raising Your Child to Have Good Manners

Don't underestimate the importance of good manners. Your children will grow up to be kinder and more considerate of others if you teach them how to be that way when they're young. You can do that by setting [more…]

Family Etiquette: What to Call Your Parents-In-Law

The way you initially address your parents-in-law can have a lasting effect on them and can shape the future of your relationships. Every family is unique, so here are some basic guidelines of etiquette [more…]

Phone Etiquette and Safety Guidelines for Children

Teaching your child phone etiquette and phone safety requires good sense and firm guidance. You want your children to learn how to communicate effectively, but you don't want them to take over the phone [more…]

Empowering Yourself through Good Manners

No matter what you call it — manners, courtesy, etiquette, or civility — you can associate it with leadership.When you take the lead in putting people at ease and making every situation pleasant, you exhibit [more…]

Etiquette For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Practicing proper etiquette means knowing the mechanics of dining, the correct amount to tip for a service, giving a gift graciously, and traveling with ease while exercising good manners. [more…]

Etiquette Pointers: Registering for Wedding Gifts

Using a wedding gift registry makes it easy for friends and family to shop. Registering for wedding gifts is fun, but remember your etiquette! Consideration is key, whether you're working with the gift [more…]

Etiquette Tips for Compiling Your Wedding Guest List

Etiquette can help you decide your wedding guest list. Compiling a wedding guest list can be extremely stressful because people's feelings are involved. Here, etiquette calls for extra tact and sympathy [more…]

The Etiquette of Writing and Addressing Wedding Invitations

There's a purpose for all the etiquette surrounding written wedding invitations. The etiquette of writing and addressing invitations provides important answers for wedding guests: They'll know who the [more…]

Gift-Giving Etiquette Reminders

As you were growing up, no doubt you tried to pay attention when your parents were teaching you about manners. Just in case you may have forgotten, keep these things in mind before you happily show up [more…]

Bringing a Hostess Gift

When you've been invited to someone's home, giving the host a small gift (often called a hostess gift) is always a nice gesture, even if the invitation instructs you not to. Offering a bottle of wine, [more…]

Part of the Series: Etiquette: 4 Ways of Being a Good Guest

Party Etiquette: Talking, Listening, Mingling

A guest's good manners (or party etiquette) includes knowing how to start a conversation — and how to participate in one. Knowing how to mingle with people at a party or other social function is the mark [more…]

Part of the Series: Etiquette: 4 Ways of Being a Good Guest

How to Be a Welcome Guest by Being a Clean Guest

Whether you're a guest in someone's home for 20 minutes or two weeks, be sure your actions don't create a mess or tension between you and the host. Be a good guest by minding your manners, and you'll likely [more…]

Part of the Series: Etiquette: 4 Ways of Being a Good Guest

Table Manners: Using Your Napkin while Dining

Using a table napkin properly is more than just swiping at your mouth while eating spaghetti or some other messy food. Whether the napkin is made of paper or cloth, the manner of politely using it stays [more…]

Part of the Series: Etiquette: 4 Ways of Being a Good Guest

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