In today’s instant, digital world it can be said that good old fashioned manners are becoming somewhat of a lost art. Yes, we’ve navigated the ‘social etiquette’ on all sharing platforms but what about minding the very much in-real-life ‘p&q’s’? And as parents and carers, it really is without doubt, up to us to teach children how to behave. And manners are a good place to start.
That’s why ‘Manners Begin at Breakfast’ by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece couldn’t have come at a better time. Her debut book is the modern day guide to proper etiquette for all the family. Having been constantly asked how she manages to do it all (as founder of luxe fashion label Marie Chantal, business woman and mother of 5) Marie-Chantal recognised the need for a modern g0-to-handbook on children’s manners that helps raise polite, well-rounded children, that are equipped to thrive in society and develop into confident, successful adults.
Addressing many areas of modern life for children, from infants to teens, including table manners to social media and fashion dos & don’ts, party conversations and playdates, this guide is not a rulebook on how children should or shouldn’t behave or what is considered “right” or “wrong” but a book that politely (of course!) reminds us all of the good old-fashioned manners we might have forgotten.
Beautifully presented, the book is filled with guidance rather than rules on how to navigate modern parenting situations. Littered with beautiful watercolour illustrations, conversational style writing and a foreword by her friend, fashion designer Tory Burch this handbook will soon become an indispensable parenting bible for the modern world.
MANNERS BEGIN AT BREAKFAST: Modern etiquette for families by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece