“Building the Brand of You”, at 7
December 27, 2012
Today’s read and class and child rearing: upper middle class children, parents who “outsource” teaching them manners to expensive teachers and restaurant staff, and those teachers who understand that you have to appeal to the children’s self-interest (“building the brand of you”) to entice them to behave in public.
The reporter and the etiquette teachers all attribute the otherwise bad public behavior of these children to chaotic times at home, and the problem is then solved by spending money on classes and family nights in expensive restaurants.
And teachers can remain so judgmental of the home lives of poor and working-class children whose parents don’t have the money to “outsource” their role with their children.