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Prom Night for Parents
Prom
Prom night can be just as exciting and anxiety ridden for parents as for their seniors. As years in school come to an end, prom night signifies the beginning of a new life in many ways, creating a desire to make the night perfect.
 
Parents, help your young person realize that prom night is only one night, and that a real life follows. The goal should be to have fun, both with planning and attending. Setting guidelines before prom will ensure everyone has fun and will give your senior practice for the boundaries he or she will encounter later in life.

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Tip of the Month 

Traditionally corsages and boutonnieres are worn to honor the wearer's mother.  If the mother is deceased, the flower color should be white.  If the mother is living, the flower color should be red, or pink.  

Old Glory
WHAT IS PROPER FLAG ETIQUETTE?
Memorial Day is traditionally the day that Americans set aside to show gratitude, patriotism, and appreciation for all the Veterans who have lost their lives in service to their country. This day began as Decoration Day and was first celebrated, after the American Civil War. Memorial Day is celebrated as a federal holiday on the last Monday in May.  In addition to decorating the graves of veterans with flowers and flags, Americans also use this day to display, "Old Glory". 
Flying the American Flag has its' own set of etiquette guidelines.  Following these tips will help you display the flag in its' proper glory.
 
On Memorial Day the flag is flown at half-staff, from sunrise to noon. From noon to sunset, the flag is flown at full staff. The flag may also be flown at half-staff by order of the governor of a state, or the President of the United States, in mourning of designated principals. 
  • The flag should always be clean and untattered. Designated groups have been allowed the responsibility of burning flags no longer suitable for display.
  • The flag is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should never touch the ground or any other object.
  • The flag should never be used as a covering or receptacle, written on, or altered in any manner.
  • The flag should only be flown between sunrise and sunset.  If flown at night it should be illuminated.
  • The flag should only be flown from the peak of the staff.
  • The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly.
  • The American flag is always flown at the peak of any staff that has other flags.  It must also be the largest.
  • The American flag should be saluted as it is being raised and lowered.
Memorial Day, Flag Day, which is June 14, 2016 or any day is appropriate to display the flag.
GRADUATION BOOTCAMP - SATURDAY, MAY 21
graduation bootcamp
Parents you have spent fourteen years providing a good education for your young graduate or high school senior. 
  • Is your child able to communicate effectively?
  • Do their table manners cause you embarrassment?
  • Do they show gratitude?
These are honest questions that as a parent you want to answer honestly.
Your young adult will be entering a highly competitive world.  Competition is no longer local, or even regional.  Today competition is global. 

College degrees are not an anomaly.  Many people will have degrees.  What will set your young person apart?

Confidence, and Capability in the social skills will set your young person apart, from the competition.
 
Success takes preparation. It takes more than an education and technical skills.  Practicing and understanding the importance of good social etiquette are part of the tools needed for professional and personal success.  Phone or email me today to schedule a free consultation for your high schooler or college graduate .

Sincerely,

Wisetta  Dolsey
 
Call to book an appointment - 248-238-1993
 
Five Star School of Etiquette
 wisetta@michiganmanners.com  |  http://www.MichiganManners.com

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