Manners and Lessons To Teach from Mary Poppins Returns, The Movie

13 Manners Tips You Can Teach Your Children From Mary Poppins Returns

Manners and Lessons To Teach from Mary Poppins Returns, The Movie: Run don’t walk to see Mary Poppins Returns! If you are interested in teaching manners to your children or students, this movie is for you. 

There are endless opportunities to show your children during the film on how using good manners is easy and fun.  Besides, this is one of the best movies of the year!  

Emily Blunt is amazing as Mary Poppins….not to mention the music and the dancing.  Of course, the children are charming.

We have listed 13 ways to teach and use good manners in everyday life.  

1. Never Ask an Adult Their Age: Mary Poppins does not age. The children ask her how old she is and of course she is appalled.

2. Dress Appropriately and Bathe for the Occasion: The film is based at the turn of the century in London.  The costumes are amazing. Even though this is a movie, you can point out how important it is to dress the part. Sweat pants have their time and place in our lives but most occasions in our daily lives call for a bit more of a dress code.

3. Realize When it is Time for Outside Assistance: Let’s face it, life is busy.  Is it time to reduce the amount of extracurricular activities or hire a tutor so that you are not frazzled and cranky?  

4. Sack of Tricks: Remember Mary Poppins bag?  Well, it is back and during the movie she pulls all sorts of tricks out of it.  Do you have a sack of entertainment for your children that is entertaining other than their tablet or phone? 

5. Use Your Imagination:  What can you put in your sack that might be something to help them use their imagination?  How about a fun game that promotes conversation skills with their siblings or friends?

6. Spit Spot: This might seem a bit old fashioned, but do your children have CHORES!  Can you make folding laundry and putting it away a game? Get them involved in meal prep and teach table manners at the same time.  All of these chores are teaching basic life skills.

7.Use “May I”:  The dialogue during the movie is great opportunity for your children to see and hear how to show respect to adults with the way they speak and use grammar. This will make parents and English teachers glow after watching the film.

8. Use Complete Sentences:  Time and time again, parents ask me to emphasize how it is not polite to use a one-word sentence.  

9. How much do you weigh Mary Poppins:  No explanation necessary on this one!

10. One Piece of Candy from the Jar: In one scene, the children visit their father at the bank (he works there).  The receptionist, offers a jar of candy.  The children reach in and each take one.  Teach your children to take one, and say “thank you”.

11. Don’t Focus on Where You Have Been but Where You Are Going:  We can have little effect on what has occurred but so much effect on future results with a great attitude.

12. Enjoy YOUR ChildLike Essence with Your Children:  Even in the face of adversity, a laugh, a smile and a song can make a world of difference.

13. No Where to Go but Up:  With video games, questionable movies and tough events going on in our world, a little inspiration from this movie can go along way. Happiness and joy are a choice.  The movie reminds of us this.

About Manners To Go

Lisa Richey

Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Whether you are an educator who wants to teach it in the classroom or someone who is looking to become trained and certified, we provide all the solutions.

My name is Lisa Richey, and I am the founder of Manners To Go™ . This brand has given me the honor of teaching manners to thousands of people around the world. The journey has taken me from Portland, Oregon to the Middle East. I believe that manners are not about judgment or rules.Manners are about self-interest. It really is about how using good manners makes you feel on the inside.

 

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Contact Us about our certification program, lesson plans for educators and school assemblies.  We have licensees around the world.  Manners To Go will put you in touch with an etiquette expert that is trained and certified to teach our curriculum to your students.

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Testimonials for Manners To Go

Lisa is a great mentor and her Manners to Go program is truly turn key. She taught me everything that I needed to learn to ensure that I will be successful in my endeavor . The program has been very helpful every step of the way. I feel truly blessed that I am part of her team. ~ Rita Linda Dayrit
Philippines Etiquette Consultant, 2018, Manners and Mindfulness

Lisa is a consummate professional and has been an invaluable resource to me as I begin my new business. Not only is she warm and welcoming in person, she is also an expert in her field who makes the subject matter relatable and accessible to her clients.  Her training has provided me with a vast knowledge of etiquette and best practices for teaching it.   

As an international business operator, I have been impressed with Lisa’s curiosity and questions, which enabled her to advise me and apply her product in a new region for a new audience. Her knowledge of marketing enabled me to hit the ground running and hold my first classes within weeks of becoming certified.  Not only have I opened my own business but I have also gained a teammate who is committed to my success. ~ Jenni F.,  Macau, China

Lisa Richey’s Manners To Go certification program provides a highly efficient and effective training program for anyone considering starting a manners and etiquette business. I selected her program because of the virtual delivery method of training. The lesson plans and student handouts were easy to download and review before engaging in her one-on-one conference calls. During each call, Mrs. Richey was very focused in conveying her business strategies she has proven to be successful over the years. Mrs. Richey’s Manners To Go certification program is really a “best value” program considering her efficient use of the virtual delivery method of training, the quality of teaching materials provided and the effective, interactive business calls with her I found necessary to guide my steps to make the business of teaching manners successful. ~ Aleta Greenspan, Alabama

As a former teacher, I deliberated for months over which etiquette curriculum would best fit and equip me with quality materials, instruction and support to reenter the field of education.  Manners To Go delivers!  I regret not getting started sooner.  The investment is modest for the quantity and caliber of materials you receive, not to mention the personal coaching from Lisa.  The curriculum is age appropriately structured and organized in an easy to study format that positions you to execute your lesson confidently prepared.  If you have a passion for equipping young people in etiquette, Manners To Go, is the way to go! ~ Alissa R. | Etiquette Consultant, 2016

I was looking for charm school type material for my after school program for girls, and came upon the Manners To Go website. It was like finding a treasure trove of “what-to-do(s)” and “how-to-do(s)” on manners for children. It was more that I could have imagined finding. It is, without a doubt, one of the best decisions I have ever made.

In receiving my MTG training, Lisa provided every tool and resource needed to become a successful MTG Consultant. What excited me the most is that the training includes access to her many years of experience as a successful businesswoman.

I recommend the MTG program to parents, grandparents, teachers, after school programs, or anyone who may be concerned about what our children need know about manners and etiquette. Lisa’s Manners To Go is a great product, and it is a joy working with her! ~ Lindafaye N. Etiquette Consultant, 2015

Lisa, I am so happy I found you. I’ve wanted to teach kids etiquette for years, but never had the time to research all the material and then figure out how to teach it. With your Manners To Go program, I now have the perfect program to start my business. You delivered exactly what you promised: excellent support and a turnkey system. Thank you for making it easy and fun! It was truly an honor to be trained by someone of your caliber and experience, who was willing to share “everything you know, do, and use” with me. I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to teach children’s etiquette! ~ Sandra E. Etiquette Consultant 2014

Lisa went above and beyond what she promised to deliver.  Her enthusiasm she shares for my business is very reassuring.  I have found a life long mentor. ~ Michele W. Etiquette Consultant 2016

A Tribute to Kate Spade

A Tribute to Kate Spade

Kate Spade Tribute Manners Book

Tribute to Kate Spade: Kate Spade is an icon and a creative genius.  Kate passed today and it saddens me to no end. She served as such an inspiration for me and my brand, Manners To Go. Kate is the reason Manners To Go was created.  I remember sitting at my desk when I worked for Levi Strauss & Co and daydreamed about starting my own company.  I can remember the day when I first saw her handbags in Dallas at Neiman Marcus.  I stared at every single one of them. Kate Spade’s handbags were the epitome of grace, character and elegance.

Kate Spade will be revered because she was such a trailblazer.  She recognized a void in the industry and created a product for it.  Kate started as an accessories editor for Mademoiselle magazine. She was always on the hunt for the perfect handbag.  When Kate could not find one, she created her own.  To me, that is the definition of an entrepreneur.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade wrote three books in the early years of her company. One on Manners, another on Style, and, of course, Occasions.  When certifying and training new licensees, Kate’s book are on the list of recommended reading.  The books are accurate, witty and beautifully illustrated.

Kate Spade Tribute Manners

My heart and prayers are with her husband Andy and daughter Beatrice.

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.”

                                                                              Kate Spade 1962-2018

Podcast: Manners and Etiquette Tips

About Manners Podcast

Podcast: Manners and Etiquette Tips

Don’t miss this episode!  I was a guest on the Ladies Roadmap Podcast.  Manners and etiquette tips are shared on so many topics. And of course we mention why red lipstick will change your day!

JoJami, a co-founder of the podcast, and I have been great friends for years.  She is a California native and from a show biz family.  She has a zest for life that is alluring and I can never get enough.  My visits with Lana by phone have been deep and thought provoking. She has the most beautiful southern accent.  Lana is an interior designer with an A-List clientele.

Here is a link to the podcast:

Manners and Etiquette Podcast

Ladies Roadmap Podcast JoJami Tyler and Lana Helda

Listen and you will learn:

Manners and Etiquette Tips

how to start etiquette business

Do you know where your bread plate is located?

become etiquette consultant

Do you know the difference between American and European Style dining?  How do you hold a fork if you are eating European style? Should you eat American style while dining in London?

You receive an invitation to a dinner party and you want your children to attend.  Should you take them?

Manners Certification: How to Become Certified and TrainedAre you stuck behind your desk or computer?  Why you should step away and start connecting in person?

Here is a link to the podcast.

Teach Manners to Children

About Manners To Go

We have women from all backgrounds and work history. Of course, we would love to have men on our team and I bet that is around the corner.  Many have called to express interest in teaching manners to children.

Women who are mothers, teachers, doctors and professors are all starting their businesses teaching social skills to children.  I can promise you this….teaching is so rewarding and not to mention the pride of owning something that is yours.  Manners To Go is a licensing program.  You name your business and use our curriculum. You may use our branding if you want to and we will provide our guidance and expertise to get  you started.  Our program is neatly wrapped into one big experience. We have been told that Manners To Go is so much more than expected and we LOVE hearing how wonderful it is!

Contact Manners To Go

Go ahead and connect with us. We love it when you call.  You can email or follow us on social media.

First, back to the phone call. This is our favorite way to connect. Call us at 610-212-1862.  We will answer and most likely spend a lovely moment with you answering your most pressing questions.

You can schedule a time to speak with us by using this link.

Get Certified to Teach Manners To Children

You may email us too.  Here is the link to a contact form.  It is easy…. we promise.

 

 

“Tech Addiction” – Help for Parents


Within five minutes of watching this interview (video of interview is included below), a mother called us to express concern that her son, a teenager, needed help conversing with adults.  This is a phone call we receive all too often. Are you ready to join this national movement, a “Truth Campaign” to raise and start a public conversation about how “tech addiction” is effecting our society, our culture? Silicon Valley Insiders are teaming up to fight “tech addiction”.

Another aha moment that we as a society have a “tech addiction”,  is when a parent comments that their child (or adult child) never calls and only will send a text when communicating.  What is wrong with connecting in person or making a voice call?  Are we really that busy?

Truth About Tech Addiction

Fifty percent of teenagers and adults admit they are addicted to their devices. Many of us check our devices every hour.  Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat along with other social media platforms are designed to keep us hooked. Keep in mind – Facebook is a 40 billion dollar a year advertising company!  Facebook wants us to stay on their platform as long as possible.

Your Children Are Watching You

Let’s get to the point.  Parents, your children are watching you.  How much time are you spending with your phone?  Is it placed on your kitchen or dining room table during breakfast, lunch and dinner?  Is it close by, in your lap (not a good idea)?  How often are you giving your child the gift of being fully present?  Are they observing you being fully present with other adults or spouses?

Tips and Resources to Assist You

This is a short list!  Parents, change they way you are parenting with your devices.  Clearly outline your expectations at home.  When are your children allowed to have their devices?  Are they allowed to use their phone or have them on the table during family meals? Is the TV on while your are having a family discussion?  Do you have them turn off their phones one or two hours before bed?  Discuss as a family how you are going to prevent a “tech addition”.

Join Manners To Go In This National Movement

We at Manners To Go and our licensees around the world are committed to joining this movement.  Our licensees are trained and certified to teach children, teens and parents on how to communicate with others. Communication and interpersonal skills are vital to our communities and relationships.  Adults need to build and have relationships to be successful well rounded adults.  Your children need to observe this.

Additional Resources: Silicon Valley Insiders are Teaming Up to Fight Digital Addiction

James Steyer, the founder of Common Sense Media; and Tristan Harris, a former design ethicist at Google and co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology are leading the campaign.

Watch the interview by clicking on the video below: 

About Manners To Go

Lisa Richey teaching manners to children

Thank You for Visiting Manners To Go

Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Have You Read the Article About Our Day Teaching Manners at Choate?

Yes, they asked for it!  The high school students asked for a business etiquette session. Not the teachers or the staff.  The students.  Read the article by clicking this link.

 

Charge a Fee for Thanksgiving?

Charge Fee for Thanksgiving?

Charge a fee for Thanksgiving? This one takes the cake!  I have been asked many etiquette questions over the years, but never this one. Click the video above to see my answer and option.

CBS Philadelphia Wrote:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– Maybe this year you’re hosting Thanksgiving. It’s a lot of work to make the big meal, and it costs money. So, is it OK to charge your guests?

The question became a hot conversation on social media.

On social media, there was support on both sides, with the majority of people saying they would not cough up $30 for a dinner hosted by friends or family.

So, what if your loved ones charged per plate?

The idea recently sent the Twitterverse into a frenzy when word spread that someone’s aunt was charging $30 a head at her Thanksgiving table.

Lisa Richey, founder of the American Academy of Etiquette, says that while guests should always offer to bring something, the onus is on the host.

“When you offer to host an event at your home you have to accept responsibility and part of that is the financial piece of that,” said Richey.

Dealing with a bunch of freeloaders? Richey says you can always relinquish the responsibility.

“You don’t have to host, can have it at someone else’s house.”

So would you charge a fee?

About Lisa Richey

About Manners To Go

Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Charge fee for Thanksgiving

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