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Leading Experts Prove Civility Matters!

LEADING EXPERTS PROVE CIVILITY MATTERS! The often repeated idea that today's children are far ruder than kids of previous years to their teachers is pretty much a sadly accepted truth these days. We hear shocking stories of classroom behavior we older folks feel sure we would never have gotten away with (though a recent UK news article prefaced an article on the topic with the provocative headline "If you think today's kids are rude in the classroom wait til you see the teachers." The truth is - [...]

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Children And Good Digital Manners

CHILDREN AND GOOD DIGITAL MANNERS In Good Company CEO Lew Bayer was recently asked to comment on children and “good digital manners.” She had this to say : “As a civility expert for the past 18 years, my companies  offer social skills training and supports for both parents and children. I would say that parents should think first about whether a 7-10 year old for example needs to be online at all - e.g., emailing and engaging in Facebook or Tweeting etc.  Our research shows that if children firs [...]

In Good Company Holiday

The holiday season is a source of joy and festive entertainment for all, but nowhere else do we see the magic and wonderment of the holidays than through the eyes of a child. Some of us kids at heart still feel the same magic during the holidays as we did when we were young, but it simply cannot compare to marveling with delight at holiday stories of Santa and the oil that lit the lamps for eight nights, or the excitement of unwrapping holiday gifts. The holidays are a feast for the sense, and f [...]

Starting a Training Business? Here are some Business First steps!

Starting a Training Business?    Here are some Business First steps! No matter what kind of business you are interested in starting, Entrepreneur Magazine recently printed an article with some excellent advice for any business owner to be.   We’ve taken some of that great information and condensed it down for you – and made it appropriate for those interested in starting a training business, like In Good Company. These ideas are taken from Rule's Book of Business Plans for Startups The business [...]

Learning How To Communicate Well Leads To Success – Social Skills Matter!

LEARNING HOW TO COMMUNICATE WELL LEADS TO SUCCESS - SOCIAL SKILLS  MATTER! Recent statistics have shown that the most valuable skill a child can learn - even more valuable than math  is how to communicate well. From the written word to the verbal, how a person communicates is central to their personal, social and professional success.  Someone who does not know how to communicate well with others will find themselves on the outside looking in at good jobs, and even at friendships and relationshi [...]

#Kindness Challenge

November was a tough month for everyone in our country. A divisive election came to a close and there is a strong sense that we need to come together to heal and support the next generation. Because of this, we are calling on you to help us unite the country through character. Starting tomorrow (Giving Tuesday) Character.org will be sponsoring the #KindnessChallenge on social media to inspire everyone around us to act with intentional kindness. We know that when one person acts out of kindness, [...]

“Kindness Has Real Benefits For Personal Happiness Of Children”

"KINDNESS HAS REAL BENEFITS FOR PERSONAL HAPPINESS OF CHILDREN" "Kindness has some real benefits for the personal happiness of children," says Professor Kimberly Schonert-Reichl of the University of British Columbia.  She goes on to say that kindness also has benefits for the classroom community. This doesn't surprise Lew Bayer, CEO of In Good Company. Also the CEO of Civility Experts, with deals with etiquette in the workplace and author of the recent bestseller,  "The 30% Solution -  How Civil [...]

Confidence And Self Esteem Lacking In Many Young People

CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM LACKING IN MANY YOUNG PEOPLE Statistics show that a lot of young girls and boys who previously exhibited confidence begin to lose some of that self esteem and confidence by the age of 10 or 11 years old.  Other children never seem to emerge from the shyness of early childhood.  This can have an affect on far more just their social lives. Low self esteem and bad self image can be worsened by not knowing what to do in a social situation.  That feeling that all eyes are o [...]

Business Experts advise teaching children manners – Parenting Experts agree!

Business Experts advise teaching children manners - Parenting Experts agree! That seems like a no brainer - no one wants to live with rude little tykes, or - even worse - teenagers - but experts explain that teaching children manners gos far beyond having them thank Grandma for a gift they might not like or saying "please" and "thank you" at the dinner table. New research highlighted in IN GOOD COMPANY CEO Lew Bayer's most recent book "The 30% Solution -  How Civility at Work Increases Retention [...]