So, what is a “date”? Letitia Baldrige, world-famous etiquette expert, defines a date as any time two people agree to meet on a specific day at a specific time for the purpose of doing something special. Often we think of a date only in a romantic context, but we also set dates with our family and friends.Continue reading
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Parents fill many roles in the lives of their children, but one role they are not to fill is to be their child’s best friend and lifelong playmate. Today’s parent often has many responsibilities outside the home, including part- or full-time employment, which leaves precious little time for family life. Nevertheless, no matter how tired he or she is at the end of the day, he or she is still the parent, and no one else can fulfill that role.Continue reading
While etiquette seems to have been lost in most of today’s casual society, graduation is still a time when we adhere to proper protocol. A graduation ceremony, however, is not something we attend daily. At most, it is the focus of our attention maybe once or twice a year; so there’s often confusion about what is appropriate. Here are a few graduation etiquette guidelines:
Having friends spend the day at your pool is fun, and it is a big responsibility. Being a guest that is kind and respectful to the host, their home, and other guests is a sure way to be invited back again! Here are some tips to do just that.Continue reading
“Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” Aristotle
Friendships are created in many ways. You meet them at school, work, church and the gym. You text, email, tweet, and befriend them on Facebook or other social media.