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Prim & Proper program

hand collageThe Barstow Acres Prim & Proper program is open to young boys and girls from ages 5 to 15 to teach the tools necessary to raising self-esteem and achieving personal goals. The instructor will address social graces, personal hygiene, proper attire, confidence, grace, posture, and professionalism.

 Topics Covered:

  •  Self-Confidence
  • Self-esteem building
  • How to improve self-confidence
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Proper posture: benefits, do’s and don’s
  • Body language lessons
  • Dealing with bullies

 Social Graces

  • How to sit properly
  • How to eat properly at the dinner table
  • Setting a dinner table & restaurant etiquette
  • Conversation with friends, elders or parents, in professional situations and with social media contacts


  • Personal grooming
  • Skin care including face washing and make-up lessons for girls (with parental consent)
  • Hair care
  • Nail and Foot Care


  • Age Appropriate dress
  • Current trends and styles
  • Matching clothes: How to create cohesive outfits
  • Fashionable on a budget: saving money, coupons, recreating popular looks for less
  • Accessories: How to use them properly, matching shoes, jewelry, hats, scarves and bags

Presentation and Professionalism

  • Walking and Runway
  • Job Interview Skills
  • Resume Building
  • Handling yourself in professional situations
  • Job applications