comments from viewers:
My class of 13 girls just finished viewing your video
and everyone agreed it was the most entertaining etiquette
video they've seen! My husband even enjoyed it! Thank
you for your help and for your patience. I wish you
have used "Table Manners"
in my eighth grade home economics classes. The boys
and girls truly enjoyed it. We have even coined the
phrase, "Don't be an Elliott" when someone
exhibits poor table manners. Its a very easy and fun
way to teach table manners. Something of this nature
has been needed for a long time.
Joan Ellenberg, Louis M Klein Middle School Harrison,
just received your "Table Manners"
video and watched it. It's wonderful; Not only did I
learn a lot, but I laughed out loud while I learned.
My children (ages 8 and 11) grabbed it and also watched
it. Then then insisted on setting the table for a formal
dinner and proceeded to tell their father and me how
to do things "properly". Obviously the tape
works for all ages. Part of what makes the tape so successful
is the juxtaposition of two characters in terms of making
your points. Humor is clearly the effective and non-threatening
way to get the points across.
B Sullivan, President Hawthorne Associates Belmont,
sent "Table Manners For Everyday Use"
down to my sister in Florida so she could show it to
her five year old daughter, and her six year old son.
When I went down to visit them over Thanksgiving, she
told me that the kids watched it ablest four times a
week. At dinner, my niece frowned at me, when I ate
the soup the "wrong" way, telling me, "Uncle
Mike, you're supposed to tilt the bowl away from you,
not towards you." It was a BIG hit in their home.
Tessiero, Fort Johnson, NY
got this note along with an order for a second copy
of "Table Manners" because
the original had been used so much." By the way,
I love this video. I show it to my 8th graders, it keeps
their attention even though they may not always agree
with what they see in it, but that is what school is
all about. Thank you.
Oestman,Commerce Twp., MI
watched the video last night with our 10 and 12-year
old. We were all laughing hysterically! My 10-year old
said he thought it was going to be boring, but when
he watched it, he thought it was great!
all learned valuable manners tips and plan to watch
the video over and over. Thank you so much!