Modern Manners for Moms & Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations (For Kids 0–5) by Evie Granville and Sarah Davis – Blog Tour

Thank you to Evie Granville and Sarah Davis for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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Synopsis

My Thoughts

This book is a little treasure.  I love how it’s formatted with diagrams, quizzes, personal anecdotes and is focussed on those little real-life situations all parents find themselves in.  You know, the ones that often make us wish the floor would open and swallow us (or our kids).  The layout and ways of getting the reader to reflect and think makes this a light and non-judgemental parenting book to read and provides some amusement alongside the practical tips and strategies.

The book begins by looking at your parenting style by analysing how you react in different situations.  What’s brilliant is that none of the styles are judged and the positive aspects of each style is highlighted.  Each section then looks at different public situations parents often find themselves in and encourages the reader to reflect about their own styles and reactions. 

Modern Manners is not a reference to raising polite and well-mannered children, more a though activity on how the parent and children’s behaviours are connected and how the affect everyone around them.  It’s not judgemental or ‘snobby’ or even about being prim and proper.  It’s about sensible and respectful etiquette for those around us. 

It works really well to support discussion amongst couples or groups containing new parents and helps to broaden everyone’s understanding and awareness towards other parents as well as their own behaviour.  It’s a great step in the direction of bringing parents together – united in their different styles of parenting and aware and understanding of each other.

This parenting book is a light, enjoyable and fascinating read and really valuable for parents of younger children.

Author Bio – Evie Granville and Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis, Ed.D., and Evie Granville, M.Ed., are etiquette experts whose advice reaches nearly 600,000 parents and caregivers each month and has been featured by ParentsMSNThe Washington Post, the Associated PressReader’s Digest, and other major media outlets. They are the hosts of a five star–rated podcast, speakers, parenting coaches, and moms to six young kids between them. Their mission is to acknowledge all the external factors that affect our parenting and provide the knowledge and skills to navigate them with confidence, clarity, and character.

With their combined expertise in early child development, education, communication, and etiquette, Evie and Sarah teach research-based strategies that give parents and children a powerful social advantage linked to relationship-building, academic success, and resiliency. Their advice stems from their professional experience in the classroom, their research, as well as their “hands-on training” as mothers.

Sarah earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M. She is the parent to four kids, ranging from ten to one year old. She is also a proud military spouse who lives on the East Coast with her husband, four kids, and their dog. Evie graduated with honors from Columbia University and George Mason University. She lives outside Boston with her husband, two daughters, and a rescue dog and cat.

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