Modern Manners for Moms & Dads

Modern Manners for Moms & Dads

Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations (For Kids 0–5) (Parenting etiquette, Good manners, & Child rearing tips)

Evie Granville, Sarah Davis


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Be a Confident Parent from Day One

“Evie and Sarah artfully marry expert etiquette and parenting advice in a fun, modern, and valuable way.” ―Heidi Dulebohn, international cultural consultant and etiquette expert

#1 New Release in Etiquette Guides & Advice and Children's Studies

Parenting doesn’t happen in a bubble, but you wouldn’t know that from other parenting books. Own this humorous, often irreverent take on what parenting in public is really like.

Real-world advice on embarrassing moments parents with young kids face every day. When you’re raising kids, you’re thrown into dilemmas you could never have dreamed up. A diaper disaster in the middle seat during take-off. Naked baby bath photos your mother-in-law posts online without permission. An unexpected gift that leads to a tantrum in front of the gift-giver. How can you turn these into opportunities to be an A+ parent and friend, role model, and member of your community?

They've done the research so you don't have to. Authors Sarah Davis, Ed.D., and Evie Granville, M.Ed., are educators, manners mavens, and creators of a blog and podcast dedicated to parenting etiquette. Their two families total six young kids. Modern Manners unpacks the complicated social code for parents of kids ages 0 to 5. Discover a public parenting style within a unique framework, analyze your gut reactions to sticky situations, and choose a course of action that balances the needs of parent, child and others.

Written by and for busy parents, this guide includes parenting tips, lists, charts, pop quizzes, personal anecdotes, and practical advice. Get child rearing guidance from real experts on:

  • Leading your family with kindness and awareness
  • Setting a good example (and realistic expectations) for little ones
  • Maintaining friendships and good communication

If you are a fan of etiquette books like A Kid’s Guide to MannersDude That’s Rude, or 365 Manners Kids Should Know, you’ll love Modern Manners for Moms & Dads (Kids 0–5).

The publisher issues a notice regarding a design error occurring in the chart “Is Your Kid Too Sick to Leave the House?” on page 77 of the print book (chapter 2 in the eBook). The chart should advise against leaving the house with a child with a temperature of 100.4 and above. As stated by the authors, this book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to their health (and their children's) and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. The authors and publisher advise readers to take full responsibility for their safety.


Evie Granville:

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.