Catasauqua Press

Monday, November 20, 2017

Respectfully Yours: Holiday manners

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have two children ages 7 and 10, who will be spending time visiting extended family during the holidays. I am concerned. They are typical kids and sometimes have trouble remembering to use their manners. It would help if I could explain to them why they need to use manners and would be grateful for any tips to help.

Dear Reader,

During the holidays when children are consumed in the holiday excitement, it is extremely difficult for them to remember their manners. Preemptively practicing their manners beforehand will help.

Respectfully Yours: dinners

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Editor’s Note: Respectfully Yours is a new column on etiquette that will appear in the Focus section of Lehigh Valley Press.

Q. Recently I went on a business dinner with a client that I’ve been trying to connect with for a long time. The meeting was going smoothly up to when our dinner was served. Both my client and I ordered steak as the main entree.

My steak was served well-done but I ordered it rare, so naturally I sent it back. It took longer than I thought to redo my steak and it ended up being served a half hour later.