Date: October 26, 2004
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Nonfiction / Juvenile / Manners
Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids
By Cindy Post Senning
signs of etiquette were posted in the 18th century by King Louis
XIV. The king wanted to control his party goers who wouldn’t
pay attention to where they were walking in his garden, so he posted
little signs telling them to keep off the flowers and such. The
French word for these little signs was etiquette. The word eventually
came to mean all the little signs that help us to know what to do
in new and different situations.
Cindy Post-Senning and Peggy Post present The Guide to Good
Manners for Kids. Their recent book shows kids how to get along
with others, get through the day more easily, what to do in new
situations, and much more. They also explain honesty and respect.
There are seven chapters (Everyday Life, At Home, At School, At
Play, Out and Around, On the Go - Away from Home, Other Special
Occasions). They even write about Techno manners (using email, internet,
chat, message-board and more). It’s an easy read with lessons
to benefit the whole family. It’s the perfect gift for parents-to-be
and those with young kids. Teachers should consider including this
one in their curriculum.