Mrs. McVeigh's Manners
a division of Elise McVeigh's Life Camps
Elise McVeigh Life Camps


  • Eat dinner as a family every night.
  • Teach your child to say “thank you for dinner” every night.
  • Ask your child to clear his place (and the whole table) each night.
  • Do not respond to your child until he says “please” before his request.
  • Role-play good manners right before you encounter a situation.
  • When meeting people, teach your child to have a firm handshake, good eye-contact, and articulate speech.
  • Correct your child right away when he does not show good manners. If you are with other people, pull him aside so he is not embarrassed.
  • Always use your good manners in front of your child.
  • Start listening to the words you choose when speaking. You may not be setting a good example.
  • Make burping and passing gas unacceptable. Enforce a big consequence if necessary.
Family Manners
Family Manners


Parent Testimonials

'I did not think my children would retain as much as they did from your camp. People started telling me what wonderful manners my children have.' Kelly

'I sent my child to camp for something to do. I was pleasantly surprised at how much she learned, and maintained.' Molly