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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 02:10
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Rich Chinese Parents Spend Almost $100 an Hour to Teach Their Kids ‘Western Etiquette’

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Chinese parents from the wealthy demographic are spending hundreds of US dollars to enroll their kids as young as six in western etiquette classes believing that this could give them a good start in life.

 

These lessons are being provided by Guillaume de Bernadac, a self-styled French doyen of etiquette in Shanghai, according to AFP via South China Morning Post. De Bernadac arrived in China as a student and founded his company, Academie de Bernadac, in 2014.

 

In the lesson, which costs around 2,688 yuan ($389) for four hours, the kids are taught etiquette, manners, and deportment including how to walk properly, sit, eat, and talk to people to name a few.

 

They are shown how to walk nicely with a book placed on top of their heads while maintaining their balance and posture so that the book wouldn’t fall on the floor.

 

And in another lesson, they are taught to keep their elbows off the table by having napkins tucked under their armpits. Red ribbons were also tied behind the children’s shoulders to prevent them from slouching. If they fail, the kids would gently get chastised by the English or Chinese staff of the school or by de Barnadac himself.

 

In other exercises, the instructors teach them how to properly introduce themselves and how to greet people, which includes “air kisses,” as well as the type of topics that are considered appropriate at the dinner table.

 

However, de Barnadac said that he is not trying to make the children more Western. He was just giving them pointers on how to adapt when a situation comes.

 

 

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This is news? Have similar programs in Western societies... ever hear of finishing school? Parents are rich, good investment for them. It might be news if poor parents were doing this...

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what category work permit would be needed in los for this ?

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21 minutes ago, steven100 said:

How to not PISS all over the train.

Yes and teach all the farangs not to piss out the bahtbus

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Western Etiquette seems like an Oxymoron. 

If it’s what the current generation of Brits exhibit in Thailand.  

 

 

Kind of a waste of money. 

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

They must be getting bad training if they deficate on the pavement and wee on the train

Something tells me those kids are not enrolled. The hoi polloi who travel to Thailand on package tours are not the elite. But you and I know that already.

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Covering your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing would be a revolutionizing concept to introduce.

Don't spit on the floor while indoors.

That's $200 worth right there.

These  things aren't about decorum, it's hygiene.

 

Maybe there should be a slob olympics sort of thing, like for projectile launching of mucus from the nose, China and India would be competing at silver and gold levels.

 

 

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How to not shout right through people in front of them in 7-11 telling their friend to grab XYZ at the other end of the place would be a good one to stamp out.

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Teach them not roll up their shirts over their protruding guts 

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