Elbows Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video Games During Dinner: The Modern Guide To Teaching…

Paperback | January 15, 1996

byCarol McD. Wallace

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Once upon a time girls stopped wearing dresses to school and put on jeans and tie-dyed T-shirts. It was the Age of Aquarius, when old rules of behavior no longer seemed to apply. But now that the flower children have children of their own, they're starting to wonder what the new rules ought to be.

Manners expert Carol McD. Wallace, who has two sons of her own, comes to the rescue with a clear, contemporary guide to what today's parents should teach their children, when to teach it, and how to do so with turning their homes into boot camp. Here, in the kind of knowing detail only a parent could offer, are step-by-step guides to:
--Basic Training: The dawn of civilized behavior, or how to teach 3- to 5-year-olds to behave at meals, say "please" and "thank you", share, and apologize.
--The Age of Reason: Refining the manners of 6- to 9- year-olds at home and abroad.
--The Young Sophisticate: How to bring the manners of 10- to 12- year olds to high polish and, --Manners for Parents: Everything from when it's okay to bring your child into work to privacy--your own and your children's.

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One of the foremost experts on both children and manners offers a clear, contemporary guide to what today's parents should teach their children, when to teach it, and how to do so without turning home into boot camp. The book is divided into age-appropriate sections for easy reference

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Once upon a time girls stopped wearing dresses to school and put on jeans and tie-dyed T-shirts. It was the Age of Aquarius, when old rules of behavior no longer seemed to apply. But now that the flower children have children of their own, they're starting to wonder what the new rules ought to be.Manners expert Carol McD. Wallace, who ...

Carol McD. Wallace is the author of Elbows Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video Games During Dinner: The Modern Guide to Teaching Children Good Manners.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.28 × 6.12 × 0.7 inPublished:January 15, 1996Publisher:St. Martin's Press

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ISBN - 10:031214122X

ISBN - 13:9780312141226

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One of the foremost experts on both children and manners offers a clear, contemporary guide to what today's parents should teach their children, when to teach it, and how to do so without turning home into boot camp. The book is divided into age-appropriate sections for easy reference

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"[Wallace] translates the basic rules for children into simple terms, with easy pointers for parents. . . . Her writing is spiced with wit and good sense, as well as a genuine affection for children. Highly recommended." -Library Journal