The founder of a successful children’s clothing line, author of an influential parenting blog, and mother of five children, Marie-Chantal of Greece is constantly asked how she manages to do it all. So many of these queries—about proper etiquette for children in our fast paced, technology-centered world—led her to recognize the need for a modern handbook on children’s manners. Manners Begin at Breakfast addresses rules of etiquette, including table manners, social media, fashion dos and don’ts, and party conversation. Covering children from infants to teens, it is an essential guide for all parents keen to raise polite, well-rounded children, equipped to thrive in society and develop into confident, successful adults.
Illustrated with charming, specially commissioned watercolors, featuring a foreword by designer Tory Burch and an introduction by leading pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass, and written in a lively, conversational style, it is certain to become a perennial, must-have parental resource.
"Royalty has some unrelatable standards of etiquette, but Marie-Chantal of Greece is also a working mother of five (she runs her children’s clothing line, Marie-Chantal, out of London) and now an author ... which means Marie-Chantal is as well versed in gauche Instagram posts as she is in curtsies."
— Town & Country
"The handsome hardcover volume gives lessons on good manners that all families can appreciate...the book explores the importance of taking time to connect with our children in a world that is constantly changed by technology."
"There’s a new book out for parents, and it has nothing to do with decorating the nursery ... Manners Begin at Breakfast [is] a how-to guide on navigating everything from international travel to playdate dress codes. And while it may seem like an overly fancy concept, it’s actually chock-full of actionable, sweetly illustrated tips, proving that modern etiquette doesn’t have to be some antiquated, chew-like-you-have-a-secret ordeal."
"Beautifully presented, the book is filled with guidance rather than rules on how to navigate modern parenting situations. Littered with beautiful watercolor illustrations ... this handbook will soon become an indispensable parenting bible for the modern world."
— Junior Magazine