Q&A Part One
In this week's segment of reader questions answered, I answer your questions and take on some fun topics, including writing motivation, being chic at home with children, social anxiety at parties and traveling (long-haul) flights with children. If you are unable to see the video above, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
This is a long video, so below are the times in the video where I discuss each topic.
0:33 I discuss the my work/ writing routine
3:55 I discuss being chic & poised with small children
9:00 How to deal with social awkwardness at parties
12:40 Traveling overseas with small children
Be sure to tune into next week's video for part 2, where we will discuss morning routine and dealing with exhaustion throughout the day.
If you would like to submit a question for the next Q&A segment, please leave your question in the comment section below.
Leanne B. from Classy Yet Trendy blog, writes a lovely review of Lessons from Madame Chic on Sincerely, Jennie.
Taylor Jenan chooses At Home With Madame Chic for her February book and tea combo.
Life at 523 reviews Lessons from Madame Chic and is having fun with the concepts she's learning.
Comments of the Week
All of your values here are identical to those I used with my sons when they were young. You are sharing worthwhile techniques here and whilst my sons are young men now, they have maintained this discipline throughout and we've never had issues with untidiness or not looking after their things or being disrespectful of others belongings. Some of my friends have really untidy teenagers/young adults and I think it is because they always picked up after them, did everything for them when they were young and they were not given the life skills and consistency. Children are not born civilised, it is up to us to show them the way on every level and I'll admit that can be a lot of repetition and hard work. We do reap what we sow though. Also I want my future daughter-in-laws to enjoy the benefits of living with well-trained men in the future! Hoping your pregnancy is well. Thanks and regards, Deb
Hi Deb, thanks for your input on raising tidy children. It's great to hear that your sons are continuing their tidy habits into adulthood!
Emily M. writes:
We form an opinion about the people we meet within the first 7 seconds of meeting them, many people know this statistic. But it is alarming how many people do not seem to recognize the significance of this number. In 7 seconds you are not sharing with another person your kind nature or your sense of humor or your honesty, you are sharing only your appearance. Now opinions can and should change based on the evidence presented, however we don't always have that opportunity. If you are stopped by a police officer, or run into a potential client at the supermarket, or need to ask an airline attendant for a favor, wouldn't you want to give yourself the advantage of looking like a mature, responsible adult?
Hi Emily, I loved your observations about first impressions. Yet another compelling argument for why what we wear matters.
This week I would love to hear your thoughts on any of the subjects discussed in this week's video. Be sure to leave me a comment and your comment might be chosen as comment of the week.
See you next time for part 2 of the Q&A. Have a wonderful week!
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