Good Manners Can Reduce Bullying and Teach Cultural Acceptance
The New Junior Manners Cotillion Launches Anti-bullying Program
(March 13, 2013)
DMN Newswire--2013-3-13--After the shocking death of Bailey O'Neil, the 11 year-old-boy from Philadelphia who was put in a coma after a bullying attack, bullying has become thrust into the national spotlight once again. The circumstances of Baily O?Neil?s death have raised concerns throughout the country about the long lasting effects of bullying amongst young children. To help raise awareness about this troubling issue, The New Junior Manners Cotillion has launched a new program called "Cool, Kind Kids" that pairs creative arts such as music, art and poetry with important lessons on anti-bullying and acceptance for children grades two to four.
Dr. Janine Gerzanics, etiquette expert and director of the New Junior Manners Cotillion, believes new approaches are needed to teach children the proper manners that will help keep them safe and lay the foundation for personal accountability. Parents no longer have the stomach, time, or know-how, to play bad cop and teach manners," said Dr. Gerzanics. "I have found that parents and children with their packed schedules, actually welcome our efforts as a way of outsourcing the hard work of teaching youngsters to follow rules. That is why I started the New Junior Manners Cotillion here on the Peninsula with the objective to help keep our children safe and build confidence in young people".According to recent studies from Harvard University, Stanford Research Institute, and the Carnegie Foundation, the benefits of good manners go beyond just the dinner table. The research cites that 85% of an individual?s success in getting a job, keeping a job and getting promoted is directly related to social skills. Dr. Janine Gerzanics is not only the director of the New Junior Manners Cotillion, but also a professor and mother who is committed to the development of young people. As proper etiquette evolves, Dr. Gerzanics is proud to be a resource to help parents and children in the Bay Area reinforce these important social behaviors. For more information on the New Junior Manners Cotillion, please visit www.polite.com. To schedule an interview with Dr. Gerzanics, contact the Larose Group at 650-548-6700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout the New Junior Manners Cotillion: The New Junior Manners Cotillion offers classes to teach youth, grades 5-9, social skills, manners and social media etiquette. Each program introduces children to a higher level of social skills and civility.