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. First published in 2020, 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. This updated edition adds new insights on parenting in a post-pandemic world. By popular demand, each chapter is now peppered with delightful anecdotes and personal stories from Marie-Chantal’s experience putting her own advice into practice. Adorned with charming, specially commissioned illustrations and a fresh updated introduction by leading pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass, Manners Begin at Breakfast is the quintessential guide to propriety for the modern family.
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is the author of a popular parenting blog and founder and creative director of Marie-Chantal, a leading international childrenswear brand. Born in London, one of three sisters, she studied art and design at the New York Academy of Arts and New York University. She married Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, in 1995, and they have five children.
Dr. Perri Klass is an eminent pediatrician and professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University. She is also the national medical director of Reach Out and Read, a childhood literacy program. A multi–award–winning author of numerous books on parenting and medicine, she writes a weekly column–“The Checkup”–for the New York Times. She has three children.
Nicholas Child is a children’s book author and illustrator based in Cheshire, England.