Thursday

Miss Annie's Etitquette Hour

We have a new reader! We welcome Miss Annie!!

Miss Annie has graciously agreed to answer our etiquette/manners questions.

Do you have a question for Miss Annie?

We will post questions as they come in, or you can ask in the comments!

Here is a link to her site!!

Gracious Me Academy - Miss Annie Presents Etiquette Books - AnnaMarie Martinez Minter - GraciousMeAcademy.com


11 comments:

BeccaJo said...

I have a question! How do you correct a child that sees someone overweight and says "your fat"?

Anna Minter said...

Addressing the child on the spot: please look at me ( eyes to eyes) we are all different - calling someone a name is not ok. Later you can bring it up again by looking at a book or magazine and pointing out differences but remind the child it could hurt a person's feelings when you point out how different they are from other people. Depending on their age, you can tell them that the next time they burst out - he/ she will have to apologize because now they know.
Anna Minter. Aka Miss Annie.

Leigh Raymer said...

That's really good - have any other nannies encountered this? Their charges say something? and how to deal with it?

Jaxx said...

As a 4k teacher our class has encountered a 6th grade girl that had just started in our school this girl is in a wheel chair she has no arms, just fingers coming from where her shoulders would be also she has no legs... So can you Imagine the look👀 and actions of 4 & 5 year Olds? Our number one rule is never stare, point or whisper. Just a few days before she arrived we did a unit on introducing ourselves when we meet new people. The class went around to other classrooms and to the administration office ( we made brownies) they each took a turn reaching out to shake the persons hand & said my name is Tucker nice to meet you what is your name? Would you like a brownie? It was so nice to see some of our class remembered how to introduce themselves but it was quite comical to see the quizitive look on their faces when they couldn't figure out how to shake her hand. She took it in stride and laughed along with them. She comes into our classroom once a week with her class . we have 6th buddies join our class once a week they read with the kids, do crafts, play outside. Today we made ice cream🍦with our buddies. It really help the kids be comfortable and be able to ask questions because they see her so often. I am so proud of them they have been so good at being kind and using their manners

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Anonymous said...

Added note of my two cents worth - I love that my nanny reinforces manners when I am not around. I must set the parameters of expectation - that conversation should take place upon hiring and perhaps an outline of reminders with highlighted points. A kind conversation reinforces kindness

Anna Minter said...

Thank you, ISYN for the opportunity to serve your online community. It is my pleasure to offer my years of expertise to your readers. In addition to being a mother of 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren, I have added to my list of qualifications, 25 years as a kindergarten teacher, 32 years as a professional children's entertainer, 17 years as an etiquette instructor and now recognized as an Ambassador of civility for the young child. My goal is to offer advice with regards to manners from a patient, loving, and thoughtful perspective. We all win when "manners rule". Thank you for welcoming me to your blogspot. Anna Minter AKA Miss Annie

Leigh Raymer said...

I have a question for anna and jaxx - When ever I speak with someone with a disability or hear an interview they always say they are GLAD when a child or parent comes to them and asks a question directly to learn about their disability, of course rather than staring or worse making fun.

Should we assume this? If we wish to help our charge learn, how do we approach the person with the disability to ask a question?

Leigh Raymer said...

anonymous - if you have the time - give us some examples of ways your nanny teaches and reconfirms manners when you are not there - specific things that make you happy and proud when you see