Workshops for Children

Life skills, etiquette workshops for children in Hoboken

Some parents do a great job raising their children to the highest standards, and don’t need much external help. However, many parents could use the help in today’s hectic world (dual incomes, distractions like TV and iPads). Which is where Your Charming Child comes in, offering “life skills” workshops for children.

Sisters Lisa Butowsky (out of Hilltown, PA) and Donna Bostany (right here in Hoboken, NJ) formed this company because they know parents feel it’s important to turn their kids into respectable members of society.

Mark your calendars for November 24th if you are interested. Read more below…

Your Charming Child workshops for children in Hoboken NJ - Workshops for Children

Forgotten rule: Treat others as we would like to be treated

Donna and Lisa have a three-tiered approach:

“We have all observed the many wonderful and joyous behaviors children exhibit but also, too often, the lack of basic manners or respect in some. Empathy for others and respect for adults seem to be going by the wayside as well. With our program, we remind children of the “old” (sometimes forgotten) rule: treat others as we would like to be treated. We focus on the feelings of others and what is right and wrong. We demonstrate this through role playing which is a fun way for children to fully understand what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes. In our Social Skills class, children not only learn how to get along with their peers, but how to respectfully interact with their parents and all adults as well.

In this high-tech world, it seems emailing and texting have replaced face-to-face communication. However, human interaction will always be a necessity and we shouldn’t deprive our children of its importance. Our Communication Skills class teaches children how to communicate with their peers, personally, helping them make friends easier.

Finally, table manners are not a “luxury” only the elite should possess. In our Dining Etiquette class, we teach basic table manners for any situation which is appreciated by all and which will be beneficial throughout one’s life at social and workplace functions.”

Your Charming Child – Social Skills – November 24th

The next class takes place on Sunday, November 24th from 4 to 6pm over at Symposia Bookstore (510 Washington) – and costs $99 per session. For kids five to 12 years old.

They will be specifically covering social skills in this session: “Being comfortable in a social situation can ease the fear or awkwardness a child may feel.”

Topics include: Welcoming Behaviors, Eye Contact, Shaking Hands, Introducing Yourself, Responding When Being Introduced, Image and Clothing, Avoiding Rude Behaviors, Introducing Others, Showing Proper Respect, Common Courtesies, Helping Behaviors, Behavior in Public Places, Using Escalators, Elevators & Doors, Being a Good Host and Guest, and Anti-Bullying Reinforcement.

Plus, they have Role-Playing with and Props and Costumes to make this Class Fun!

Call Donna at (201)601-0305 or visit for more information. You must pre-register.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 10:42 pm

What about rearing skills for parents? This is appalling!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:14 am

Poor kids, what ever happened to childhood activities and parents modeling good behavior?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:06 pm

LMAO. This one really takes the cake. What should come naturally to any parent is to teach their children curtosy and responsiblilty to others. And anyone who can’t should either have their tubes tied or have a vasectomy. The pressure being put on thsese poor kids in addition to their regular schooling and extra curricular attivities is ridiculous. And to state a parent cannot find any time, or know how to teach their child to have these manners, then they shouln’t have childern to begin with—-OR they’re assholes themselves.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:20 am

Right. Have you seen some of these maniacs running around Hoboken? The parents are oblivious to how annoying and not-ready-for-prime-time their kids are. This is backwards. These two sisters ought to expand and include seminars (boot camps preferably) on proper parenting. It all starts there anyway.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:11 am

What a great F—–g idea!! These 2 women are going to be millionaires.

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