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The essential guide to modern etiquette for children
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—raise her kids and run her business while leading an active social life. 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 basic table manners, social media, fashion dos and don’ts, and party conversation. Covering children from infants to teens, Manners Begin at Breakfast is an essential guide for all parents concerned about raising self-assured, well-adjusted children who are equipped to thrive in society and develop into confident, successful adults. Illustrated with charming, specially commissioned watercolors and written in a lively, conversational style, it is certain to become a perennial and parental must-have resource.
About the Author
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is the founder and creative director of Marie-Chantal, an international children’s-wear 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.
Tory Burch is CEO and designer of Tory Burch, an American lifestyle brand known for color, print, and eclectic details. Raised in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Tory Burch graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history, and then moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She worked in public relations and marketing for influential American designers before launching Tory Burch in 2004 with a small boutique in Manhattan and toryburch.com. A dedicated philanthropist, Tory launched the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009 to support the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the United States.
Tory Burch has been recognized with numerous awards, including the CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year, Glamour’s Women of the Year, Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in the World, and Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List. Tory lives in New York City with her three sons.
“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.”
“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.”
“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