Wouldn’t it be nice if etiquette was incorporated into every school?

The schools tell me that they do not have another minute (during the day) to squeeze in etiquette; thus, it becomes an after school elective which takes a long time to approve and gather steam. I love the arts (my background) – dance, musical talent, drama – but etiquette, soft skills and life skills are just as important, if not more so, than any of these lessons.

I wish that parents could understand my philosophy – start with the basics, accentuate with the arts, but do not place etiquette and life skills in last place.