Like all life skills, good manners take a lifetime to perfect—which means the earlier children begin to learn them, the more successful they will be in their daily lives. However, unlike reading and math, etiquette is rarely taught in schools. The good news is that the soft skills of etiquette and character-building, once thought to be only for the wealthy and the elite, are now available to all children, regardless of their backgrounds or social status.
“Mompreneur” Juliana Mamoni applies the skills she honed in her over twenty years of previous working experience and later as founder and director of the Lifestyle and Etiquette Institute. Her motto is “Look good, act good, feel good,” a philosophy that is necessary to the development of an emotional intelligence, which is the key to a healthy and happy life. The heart of the program is the author’s ABCDEs of etiquette, which are appearance, behavior, communication, dressing, and eating. Instruction begins at age five—with lessons in grooming, emotional intelligence, manners, and socializing—and extends into the teenage years, where topics include dating advice and skills for listening, conversation, and interviewing. The keys for a happy and successful life are here within these pages.