Testimonials for The Etiquette Factory
Our training has worked to improve etiquette skils for many boys and girls. Below are just a few of their testimonies.
Brandi from Acton, IN::
"Hello! We have used "Mary Manners," as it is known in our house, for a week now. We are loving it. This is our bridge from preschool to kindergarten homeschool. "
Brandi, mother of 5 year old::
"Hello! I first want to say thank you for The Etiquette Factory! We began it in June and over the couse of the summer we have noticed some major changes in our 5 year old. He is more polite, is constantly spreading kindness, and (the ultimate reward for a Momma) has been praised by young and old for his manners. It has been just great, and as a matter of fact, I am sort of kicking myself for not ordering the high school level program for my much younger siblings. :) We are please as punch with The Etiquette Factory."
"We LOVE the Etiquette Factory so much we included it in our blog this week as we share some of our homeschool favorites! We are using the intermediate program with a group of 5 homeschool boys and it is wonderful. Thanks for a great product! Susan World For Learning worldforlearning.com"
"I picked up the etiquette factory and have used it regularly to start our homeschool day . My 6 year old and 4 year old twins love your stories and songs. Even my 2 year old boy tries to sing along with "Kindness" and "Crazy Clean Machine.". Your mixture of teaching with catchy tunes has been just perfect for our family. Thanks for your efforts. They have blessed our home."
Occupational Therapist working in Public School Settings::
"The Life Skills for You Program by the Etiquette Factory was an extremely beneficial tool to utilize as school-based occupational therapists in our weekly group sessions. The short video clips captured the attention of adolescents with disabilities almost immediately. Students were able to relate to correct and incorrect scenarios in the short video clips, as they were not only very relatable to their everyday life experiences, but also interactive and elicited positive emotions and behaviors across environments. The video clips were so purposeful in conveying correct and incorrect ways to handle the soft skills of adolescent life. It was encouraging to see how the students generalized lessons learned in the videos to their everyday life within the school and community settings; during academic, social, and vocational experiences. "
High School Life Skills Classroom Teacher in a Public School setting::
"My High School Life Skills class participated in weekly group sessions with their Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist which included watching videos from the Life Skills for You Etiquette Program by the Etiquette Factory. My students looked forward to their weekly sessions and were highly engaged in the videos from the program. My students applied what they learned from the videos both in class and on field trips. I also had multiple parents tell me how much they enjoyed the program. I would highly recommend this program to other Life Skills Classrooms."
Angela, mom of 2 girls::
"I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you for the manners camp this week. My girls had an amazing time and learned so many things that they have been practicing. They spent most of the day yesterday singing the songs from the cd and then when a song would stop, I would hear them start whining saying, "I am so sad that camp is over." I love the conversations I have had with my girls about different things that you have covered over the week of camp. Great conversation starters for us and I see more of understanding of why mom and dad sometimes do the things they do, like saying no. Thank you again for your time and it was such a pleasure to meet you. My girls are already missing you."
"I purchased the Life Skills for You online program from you at the curriculum fair yesterday and my 11 yr old son just LOVES it! He did six lessons in a row last night and I had to force him to get offline and go to bed. Just wanted to say thanks for a great product. I'll be recommending it to many friends. Thank you."
Marshall Barnett, Youth Minister--West Town Christian Church::
"Manners and etiquette lessons will draw rolls of eyes from many teenagers but our youth group and adult leaders were pleasantly surprised at how you were able to make it fit in almost ever facet of our everyday lives. It is amazing how we take so much for granted with the way we treat others. I can see results already when we have our Wednesday night meal at chruch. Now the youth wait for the adults to go thorugh the line first. Thank you for the many life lessons. We will definitly have you bck to do more training in the future. "
"Before I retired as an Elementary school guidance counselor, I used your etiquette program in grades 1-2. The kids loved the songs and asked to sing them over and over. I highly recommend it and I'm sure the new one will be great as well!"
Aimee Williamson--Mother of 5::
"I have children of different ages and the Etiquette Factory has been a wonderful resource to teach them all, from the children's manner camps to the new teen dating book and all the online videos! I shared the dating book with my sister and she and her teen son in Utah and they read the whole thing in one night so I could take it back home with me to Tennessee. I shared the dating book with my friend from Ireland and she asked to buy my copy so she could take it back home to use with her two teenage sons. The Etiquette Factory gives parents the resources to teach their children to be grateful, polite and kind in a society that struggles with entitlement, rudeness and selfishness."
High School Life Skills Classroom Teacher in Public School setting::
"Use of The Life Skills For You Program by the Etiquette Factory was a success with my students in the Life Skills program. They were highly motivated and loved watching the videos. They were excited to participate again this school year."
Dana Clark, homeschool mom::
"Good morning to you! We are about to wrap up our intermediate etiquette level 2 & have LOVED every minute! It honestly is one of our favorite pieces of our homeschool:) Thanks for all you do & blessings to you & your amazing ministry! P.S. Iâ€™m also very much enjoying (& am very much convicted by;) you book, â€śRaising a Generation of Ladies & Gentlemanâ€ťâ€¦ Itâ€™s the first thing I read before prepping for my next week of school!"
Maddie, age 6::
"Thanks to Ms. Monica, I love etiquette. I especially love singing about it!"
Skylar, age 9::
"I used to think etiquette was boring, but now I've learned how fun it can be!"
"I have to tell you that we LOVE The Etiquette Factory! My children beg to do their etiquette lessons. Best of all, I can already see such a difference in their behavior. On a more personal note, your curriculum has been so helpful in teaching my son with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) proper social skills. It's very hard for him to learn by observing others. I love that the Etiquette Factory breaks everything down into great detail and bite-size chunks for him. So much makes sense to him now that before was confusing. He's gained so much confidence in his social skills, and that confidence has helped him more eagerly approach social situations he would have avoided in the past. You really have a great product for this market. It's another avenue for you to pursue. You have one happy customer!"
"What a true blessing for my 12 year old son to spend a week with you in the etiquette camp. It is great to hae someone else to reaffirm what we teach in our family (but you seeminly made it more fun... how do you do that?). We look forward to mroe occasions with you and etiquette."
"Both my boys (11 and 8) attended Monica Irvine's etiquette camp this summer and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise for them. Most people snickered when they heard I signed my "boys" up for manners camp, but I was excited to see what they might learn. They came home every day saying they learned a lot, Ms. Irvine made it fun and they wanted to go back each day! I appreciated the recap sheet she sent home daily showing what they had learned and allowing us as parents to test their knowledge. Our boys even showed us a few new things and helped us brush up on our own etiquette skills. I would highly recommend any child (boy or girl) to attend her camp. You will not be disappointed - you will be pleasantly surprised by how much your kids will learn in a fun setting."
Matthew, age 9::
"It was fun. You get to learn a lot of new things. I made a lot of cool friends there. I had a great time!"
Ben, age 6::
"It was real cool. You learn lots of manners. You can make lots of new friends. It's fun and gets you pumped up."
Sydney, age 10::
"Hi Ms. Irvine. I loved etiquette camp and I learned a lot from you. I had a lot of fun. I remember everything you taught us and I've been telling everyone about it. I've been using my manners as much as I can and I'm really glad I went to your etiquette camp."
"I have enjoyed using the Etiquette Intermediate book with my sons this year. I feel that this is the best manners program I have seen and I want to tell everyone about it!"
"Thank you for making the camp a fun experience for my daughters, Anna and Elizabeth. They looked forward to attending each day, and the checklist was a great way for me to discuss the things they had learned at the end of each session."
Allison from Asheboro, NC::
"I just purchased the intermediate and my kids are so conscious of their etiquette now! Thank you! We also purchased the placemats and they are so excited to help set the table now."
Jenny, mother of 6::
"My kids love the Etiquette Factory! The songs are a great way to reinforce the lesson we've covered during the week. They are fun and catchy. As a music educator, I appreciate the variety of musical genre. The best part of the program is that it doesn't just teach beginner basics, but that the program grows with you to include many lessons from which most adults could benefit. Thanks for a fantastic program! "
Steve & Joyce from Grove City, OH::
"Our two children had an immediate positive reaction to our Etiquette Factory kit. They especially love the placemats. What was most interesting to me was how they really started to "thank the chef". They are both much more appreciative of how their meals get to the table, assisting setting the table, and it has renewed both of their interest in helping actually prepare the meals! "
KK from Hickory, NC::
"Hello I'm a real mom and I just purchased the Etiquette program for my daughter age 6 and triplet boys age 3 1/2 and meal time is such a joy now. Everyone loves the table mats b/c they each have a special job and feel like they play a part in dinner. They didn't always use their manners and now more often than not they are more aware of their manners. I love the program and thank you."
John (Dad) from Brandon, FL::
"My kids love The Etiquette Factory. It's amazing what a difference it has made in their behavior. Thanks for the wonderful lessons. "
Melissa from Mobile, AL::
"We bought The Etiquette Factory Beginners packet last year at the Alabama CHEF Convention. I must say that it was the best set of books we brought home. The kids love listening to the CD's and watching the DVD's. It has made such a big difference in the way they interact with others as well and our family. The kids have more respect for each other and the "No Whining" policy and excepting No gracefully has really worked for us. I will be getting the intermediate Etiquette this year at the convention and can't wait to see what else is in store for us. Watching your kids grow in a well mannered Christian way is the best thing I can offer my kids. Thanks "
Jennifer, mom of son with autism::
"I just purchased the intermediate and we just started! My son has only had one lesson;however he thoroughly enjoyed it. It was short and to the point. the activity reinforced the lesson. I love this program and I'm so glad I found it. It's affordable and geared to special needs and autistic children without being too immature. My son needs help, but he is still sensitive and doesn't want to be treated like a baby. This was just right. I would love to see videos or some type of visual aides that were for older kids that were affordable. "
Traci from Greenwood, IN::
" I purchased the kit for younger kids just last week and my 3- and 4-year old already have the songs memorized! My son asked me to take him to meet Mary Manners so he could play ring-around-the-rosy with her and take a tour of the etiquette factory! He is constantly noticing "bad manners" in others now (so amazing!). My daughter has been teaching my husband how to not be a "jungle daddy" (a character we made up to mimic the week #1 lesson), and once she teaches daddy how to have good manners then she gets to take him out for ice cream. We're having a blast with our Etiquette Factory lessons! Thanks again! "
Michelle, mother of five::
"I do enjoy "the Etiquette Factory." I love how it works with multiple children within the same family. It gives the older children a chance to learn teaching skills and speaking skills by teaching the younger ones. And it helps the younger ones to think about what they are doing each day. And it really makes the whole family learn together including Mom and Dad. We remind each other about our manners. A great tool to instill character. "
Robin from York, PA::
"I recently purchased Etiquette Factory to use with my preschool students. They love the program. The parents are so thrilled that we are offering Etiquette in our curriculum. Your program is fun and interesting for the children. I even purchased the older addition to use with my own boys age Ten and seventeen. I expected resistance but to my surprise even they were engaged! Thanks for a great program."