Please. Thank you. Yes ma’am.
Sit down. Eat your peas. Drink your milk.
Manners Made Easy For the Family is one, little pink book packed with Christian etiquette for all 365 days of the year. June Hines Moore, Christian etiquette expert and author, makes lessons easy at just a paragraph or two a day.
- One manner or lesson a day
- One suggestion for the family for practice
- One Bible verse or quote for application
“All manners, both socially and in business, are based on the Bible, especially on Luke 6:31 where God gave us the Golden Rule: Do for others as you would like them to do for you. From this beginning, manners touch everything we do.” ~ June Hines Moore
- Meeting and Greeting
- Making Introductions
- Telephone Manners
- The Perfect Guest
- The Gracious Host
- Church Manners
- Electronic Etiquette
- The Words We Say
- Public Manners and Traveling
- Notes and Letters
- Fine Dining
- Other Good Manners
- 31 Days to Good Manners
“Let your countenance be pleasant.” ~ George Washington
What we love:
- short, eye-opening lessons
- examples for practice
- Biblical and practical application
I keep the little pink book close by our kitchen table. So, immediately following – or while the children are still finishing up – lunch, I read a lesson. We discuss the manner and then practice it. (How We Fit in All the Extras)
When I ordered Manners Made Easy, I noticed that Ms. Moore had a new resource for teens. Since I have two young adults, I ordered Manners Made Easy for Teens. My two eldest browse this book a couple of times a week.
The teens book offers fun exercises (role-playing interactions, quizzes, demonstrations, tips, Q&A sessions) in:
- Making a good impression
- How to make conversation
- The dating game
- Public Manners
- The job interview
- What to wear
- RSVPs and thank you notes
- Cell phones and email
- Being a host/being a guest
- Eating etiquette
In my opinion, the teens years are the perfect time to fine tune these manner skills. The teen years are a highly productive time of first jobs, college applications, more responsibility – all which point to the need for social confidence and etiquette.
Where to purchase? You can find both Manners Made Easy books on Ms. Hines’ website. A student/teacher workbook is available as well.
In summary, these two Manners Made Easy books not only offer us daily practice in etiquette, they teach the Biblical reasoning behind manners. A wonderful Golden Rule tool!
Homeschooling for over a decade now, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children. She shares a mixture of free art lessons, recipes and helpful homeschool habits at Hodgepodge. Her husband, Steve, also writes reviews here at Curriculum Choice.