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Edwards Etiquette

Civility and Leadership Training for Youth

11 ASSUMPTIONS Adults  Make About Your Child

(IN the 1st 30 seconds)

1.                Trustworthiness – Whether or not he/she has a trusting face, demeanor

 

2.                Moral Character – What His/Her value system is and whether or not he/she has been around people who do/don’t have an appropriate one

 

3.                Parents Economic Level  By what he/she has on and how they are wearing it

 

4.                Economic Heritage – Has his/her family always been poor or always had money

 

5.          Educational Level – What school he/she attends (public/private/parochial)

 

6.                Social Position – whether he/she is the type of person people want to be around or avoid

 

7.          Home Life – What he/she is accustomed or been exposed to

 

8.                Social Heritage – Is his/her family famous or infamous in the community, regular folk, good people or . . .not

 

9.          Educational Legacy – Is he/she the first college bound in their family or expected to carry on the tradition at a particular institution

 

10.           Success – Whether he/she has or hasn’t achieved things (good grades, awards, accomplishments)

 

11.           Future Potential – will he/she make it, is he/she resourceful and importantly: Does he/she ‘deserve’ or are they worth an investment

 

- vbEdwards 2009