50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know: What to Do, What to Say, and How to Behave

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Thomas Nelson, Oct 31, 2011 - Reference - 240 pages

In an ever-changing world, good manners never go out of style.

Good manners aren’t just a quaint and old-fashioned concept. They’re an essential aspect of every young lady’s path to adulthood. It’s safe to say that today’s young woman is exposed to more opportunities than any generation of women in history, and these essential guidelines will help parents ensure that their daughters grow up to succeed in any situation.

Topics covered in 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know include:

  • Making conversation with adults
  • Accepting a gift you don't like
  • Dressing appropriately
  • Winning and losing graciously
  • Writing a thank-you note

While the formal rules of etiquette are not taught the way they once were, 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know provides a modern take on the ageless idea that girls should know appropriate and courteous responses to any given situation. This updated guide to traditional standards of behavior proves that manners never go out of style – they’re an essential skillset that a young girl needs to excel in whatever she chooses to do.

 

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Contents

28 Taking Photographs
121
29 Gossiping and Keeping Secrets
126
30 The Slumber Party
130
31 Losing Graciously
134
32 In an Audience
138
33 Attending a Religious Service
143
34 Traveling on a Plane
147
35 Dressing Appropriately
152

9 Accepting an Apology
30
10 Asking Permission
34
11 Asking for a Favor
38
12 Borrowing Clothes
42
13 Talking and Listening to Adults
46
14 Being a Dinner Guest
51
15 The Napkin
56
16 The Place Setting
60
17 Food Allergies and Dislikes
65
18 Dining in a Restaurant
69
19 Public Staircases and Hallways
74
20 Choosing and Giving a Gift
78
21 Accepting a Gift
82
22 Writing a ThankYou Note
86
23 Expressing Sympathy
92
24 Telephones and Messages
97
Talking and Texting
103
26 The Computer
109
27 Using Social Networks
114
36 Cosmetics
156
37 Fragrance
161
38 Personal Grooming
165
39 Managing a Personal Emergency
169
40 Sitting
173
41 Walking
176
42 Entering and Exiting a Car
180
43 Help with Your Coat and Other Small Courtesies
184
44 Responding to Invitations
188
45 Would You Like to Dance?
193
46 The Dating Game
199
47 Being a Considerate Houseguest
204
48 Being a Good Hostess
208
49 Boundaries
212
50 Helping Others
216
About the Authors
221
Index
223
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John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times.

Bryan Curtis is an author and the president of Dance Floor Books. He is the author/coauthor and editor of more than 25 books, including My South, My Southern Food, Classic Wisdom for the Good Life, Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life, and the popular GentleManners series.

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