Emily Post's The Gift of Good Manners: A Parent's Guide to Raising Respectful, Kind, Considerate Children

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Harper Collins, Aug 2, 2005 - Reference - 480 pages
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Manners, fundamental social skills for success in life, are among the greatest gifts parents can give. From self-respect and respect for others to knowing how to behave in public, this comprehensive, practical guide helps parents instill age-appropriate manners as their child’s world expands from toddlerhood through the teen years. This is a must-have resource for every family.

 

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Every child wants to be well liked, and every parent wants children who can get along well in the school, social, and work arenas. The secret to this is good manners, and Post, the author of ten ... Read full review

Contents

Building the Foundations
3
First Lessons in Respect
16
The Budding Communicator
30
At the Table
38
for every age Children with Special Needs
54
Establishing Your Values
61
Respecting Others
74
Building Communication Skills
93
for every age Working It Out ParenttoParent
188
Six Through Ten Years
193
The Importance of Respect
204
Oral and Written Communication
229
Improving Table Manners
247
Learning About the World
255
for every age The OverProgrammed Child
267
Respect for Self and Others
282

Toddler Table Manners
105
Going Out and About
112
for every age New Family Etiquette Issues
125
Promoting Respect
140
The Expanding World of Language
160
Teaching Mealtime Manners
173
OutandAbout Behavior
179
Skillful Communication
297
Dining Manners
319
The Power of Communication
374
9 The Etiquette of Entertaining
392
The Challenging World
406
Index
435
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Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

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