There's no excuse for bad manners!
In today's instant, digital world, good old-fashioned etiquette is becoming a lost art. Social graces have made way for social media posts, the younger generation favoring a virtual reality over a real one. But the two worlds don't have to be mutually exclusive!
In Manners Begin at Breakfast, businesswoman and mother of five Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece shares her insider knowledge on proper etiquette for modern children. As the founder of a successful children's clothing line and author of an influential parenting blog, Marie-Chantal is constantly asked how she manages to juggle her business, parenthood, and an active social life--and, with so many inquiries relating to manners, she soon recognized the need for a modern handbook. With guidance on rules of etiquette including table manners, tech tact, sartorial dos and don'ts, and travel tips, plus parameters for play dates and parties, how to be a good sport, family decorum, and becoming a parent, this go-to guide is the ultimate handbook for parents keen to raised polite, well-rounded children, equipped to thrive in modern society and develop into confident, happy adults.
- Includes a forward by fashion designer Tory Burch and an introduction by pediatrician and award-winning parenting author Dr. Perri Klass
- Charming watercolor illustrations throughout
- An indispensable parenting bible for the modern world
“When in doubt...ask a princess! Because even royals have to contend with social media gaffes and dinner guests doing paleo. Royalty has some unreliable standards of etiquette, but Marie-Chantal of Greece is also a working mother of five and now an author: Manners Begin at Breakfast: Modern Etiquette for Families.”— Town & Country
“The handsome hardcover volume gives lessons on good manners that all families can appreciate through the words of the influential parenting blogger and mother of five...Princess Marie-Chantal provides practical advice on the importance of raising children in a nurturing environment.”— PaperCity
“Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, knows a thing or two about manners. (Queen Elizabeth was a guest at her wedding.) But when it came to writing Manners Begin at Breakfast: Modern Etiquette for Families, she leaned on her experiences as a New Yorker, sister, daughter, mother of five, and founder of an incredibly charming children’s line, as much as her decades of navigating royal politesse.”— Goop
“Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, author of Manners Begin at Breakfast: Modern Etiquette for Families, puts some pomp in her Ps and Qs.”— Vanity Fair
“Manners Begin at Breakfast is an elegant call to courtesy and decorum—meant not to shame but to encourage.”— Wall Street Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is the founder and creative director of Marie-Chantal, an international children’s-ware brand, and author of a parenting blog. Born in London, raised in Hong Kong, and schooled in Switzerland, Paris, and New York, she married Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, in 1995.
Tory Burch is a fashion designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of her own brand, Tory Burch LLC, and the mother of three children.
Dr. Perri Klass is a pediatrician, a professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University, and the award-winning author of numerous books on parenting and medicine, as well as the “The Checkup,” the New York Times Well Blog column. She has three children.
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 232
- Illustrations: More than 100 color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover