Etiquette Saint Louis students started in 2000 as a way to help professionals and young people display confidence and comfort in all settings. Today we offer programs throughout the country including Corporate America, cotillion and children's programs in the St. Louis metropolitan area. We believe the ability to make people feel comfortable is not only relevant but critical in todays world.

Call 314-799-9933 today for customized corporate programming or to enroll in one of our children's programs.

“Melenie Broyles, through her wealth of experience and professional connections, brings an interactive, lively, and essential program to our students and educates them on the skills they need to achieve success as aspiring business professionals. With her wit, charm and down to earth demeanor, students learn what they need to know and how to act in the professional world while still in college!”

- Norris Manning Director Academic Services School of Business Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

“We researched a number of employee/customer engagement programs, and ultimately, Experience 360 Partner and Etiquette St. Louis was able to provide us with a level of customization that was simply unmatched. Melenie’s ability to develop a unique program, addressing our specific goals, and deliver it in a professional and engaging way has transformed our culture and empowered us to enhance our customer relations across our entire institution.”

- Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp, III President Bank of Washington

“Sarah Broyles instructed our cotillion and the kids hung on her every word. As a young professional Sarah was engaging and really connected with the class. I cannot say enough about the cotillion program that Etiquette Saint Louis provides.”

- Kirsten Mulvaney Assumption Parent

“Etiquette Impact has done a fantastic job delivering relevant content in a virtual format to our employees. Everyone seems to be busier than ever, but we’re still hearing how much they enjoy and appreciate the change of pace to attend virtual training. It’s important to us to continue providing development opportunities for our employees and Melenie is just as engaging online as she is in person.”

- Natalia Mueller Director of Global Learning RGA

Manners for Girls
Manners for Young Ladies teaches young girls the social etiquette, table manners and personal style that inspire self-confidence.

Manners for Boys
Manners for Young Men teaches the social skills and table manners.

Manners for Teens
Manners for Teens can help your teenager meet life's challenges with confidence by teaching them social skills, etiquette and personal style.

Corporate Seminars
Etiquette Saint Louis will customize a business etiquette seminar or workshop for your company. Our seminars can help your company to improve teamwork, polish your corporate image and improve the quality of your work environment.

Consultant Training
Melenie Broyles, of Etiquette Saint Louis, created a training organization called The Manners Partnership. The Manners Partnership offers training to individuals who desire to be the crème de la crème of the manners industry.

Babysitting Etiquette

By: Caroline Williams

May 2023

Etiquette Tips for Parents to Babysitters

When you are trusting a babysitter to keep your children safe while you are away, it is important to keep them as informed as possible, especially if your babysitter is a teenager.

The most important thing is to make sure your babysitter can contact both parents, if applicable. Also, if there are grandparents or other relatives in town, you should share this contact information with them as well. This way, your babysitter will have multiple people to contact in case there is an emergency.

Also, it is important to let your babysitter know where you are going and around what time you will be home. Again, this a safety measure that will help the babysitter know when to expect someone to be showing back up at the house. It is also a courtesy to let them know how long their commitment is going to be.

Furthermore, it is important to go over some general rules with the babysitter. Let them know if your children have any allergies, how much screen time they are allowed to have, the WiFi password, etc. It is important to give as many details as possible to make sure your expectations are heard and enforced.

If you order food for your children to eat, always offer to buy food for your babysitter. Again, this is a courtesy to them for coming into your home and keeping your children.

Also, if you have home surveillance, let your babysitter know. Keeping this information from them is an invasion of their privacy.

Finally, always talk with your children and let them know who the babysitter is and that they are in charge. This way, the children can associate the babysitter with obedience and know to honor them when their parents are gone.


Etiquette Tips for Babysitters to Parents

A good babysitter knows that they are a guest in a home, and they should never cross the line.

First off, babysitters should never physically punish a child if they are misbehaving. They should leave that to the parents. Simply put a child in timeout if needed and address the behavior with the parents.

Furthermore, babysitters should not abuse their cell phones when babysitting. This includes looking at social media, texting, talking on the phone, and taking photographs of the children without permission.

Also, babysitters should always ask before eating any food in the home if parents do not tell them that they can eat anything there. Furthermore, babysitters should not eat the last of any kind of food in the house. For example, if the family has leftover cake from a birthday party, the babysitter should not eat the last slice.

Finally, it is always a good idea to knock on the door upon arrival instead of ringing the doorbell. If a child is sleeping, the babysitter could wake them up. Thus, always knock instead of ringing the doorbell.

We hope you found these etiquette tips for babysitting helpful!

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