Chinese New Year Celebrations 2015 in London

The annual festivities for the Chinese New Year in London are the biggest globally outside of China and 2015 will be no different. The main celebrations begin at 10am on Sunday 22 February on the north side of Trafalgar Square where the parade commences. Between 12...

Birthday party etiquette for parents

All children love to be invited to a birthday party no matter how young or old they may be. However, for the parent who is staging the event, it can be highly stressful not because of the perception of badly behaved, rowdy children but actually because of their...

Over protective parents do not enhance a child’s life skills

Many people might have noticed this weekend that Tesco have decided to place newspapers out of the eye line of small children so that only the front page headlines can be seen. This has apparently come about due to pressure from the “No More Page 3” and...

Etiquette Classes help children to develop a moral compass

Earlier this year the chairman of the Independent Schools Association, Richard Walden, said that “too many amoral children” were being turned out by State schools.  His view was based on a belief that teachers are so focused on results that they have...

Do we influence our children’s use of technology?

Technology is a wonderful thing and no one can doubt that we are in an age where communication has never been better.  We have the internet, email, text messaging, iPhones, iPads, iPods and laptops with new stuff coming out almost every month. However, watching...

Bad behaviour is on the increase in schools

The renowned children’s charity Barnardo’s stated recently that problems at home or special needs may be the cause of unruly, bad behaviour of children at school. The charity believes that schools are not doing enough to address the root cause of such...

Correct Etiquette for Burial Grounds

There are certain standards of behaviour for children deemed appropriate for practically every aspect of their lives but there is one form of etiquette that few adults know, let alone children. This came to light recently amid claims in Scotland that tourists had been...