Synopses & Reviews
From America's trusted name in etiquette, this comprehensive guide explains step by step how to teach manners to children from toddlerhood through the teen years -- the first such Emily Post guide in more than half a century. Etiquette authority Peggy Post and noted educator Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., show parents, grandparents, and other caregivers how to teach children manners at every age and for every situation at home, at school, and with friends.
Uniquely structured by the stages of children's development, The Gift of Good Manners helps parents set age-appropriate, realistic goals as their child's world expands from crib and home to school, neighborhood, and community. Each section contains chapters on developing and demonstrating morals and ethics through specific actions; respecting oneself and others; and the essentials of spoken and written communication. Practical examples abound on everyday manners in every situation from the dinner table to restaurant dining; classroom behavior to sleepovers; and first thank-you notes to first dates and first job interviews. Special sections address parents' most asked questions; health and safety issues; toys, games, and activities; and special thoughts for grandparents.
The Posts also advise on sticky situations that today's families often face: easy ways for busy parents to teach and model mannerly behavior; navigating the social politics of birthday parties, carpools, and school events; supervising teen parties; negotiating use of the phones; and much more.
Filled with the practical examples and resourceful advice that has made the Emily Post name the etiquette choice of millions, The Gift of Good Manners proves that now, more than ever, manners are fundamental to success in life and are one of the greatest gifts parents can give.
While Dr. Spock and others detail the fundamentals of child development, they overlook an essential aspect of raising children: teaching manners. Now, Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning provide parents, grandparents, and caregivers with a guide to instilling in children the social skills necessary for success and happiness. This detailed book is organized in six parts by age, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Each section contains chapters on values and ethics; respect for self and others; and spoken and written communication. There are practical examples on incorporating manners at school, and with friends from the dinner table to restaurant dining, classroom behavior to birthday parties, and first thank you notes to first job interviews.
About the Author
Peggy Post, Emily Post's great-granddaughter-in-law, is today's recognized leading authority on etiquette and the author of eleven books. Millions seek her advice through her monthly columns in Good Housekeeping and Parents magazines and her articles in InStyle Weddings and on WeddingChannel.com. She conducts hundreds of speeches and media interviews annually, and her television appearances include Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, CNN, 20/20, Live with Regis & Kelly, Oprah, Dateline NBC, The Early Show, The View, and the Today show. Peggy is a director of the Emily Post Institute.