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"Moms, are you looking for a map to guide your children on the right roads, around the detours, and through the scenic routes so that your child will shine with a heart of kindness? Manners That Matter for Moms is a current and friendly GPS designed specifically for you to navigate your children toward a genuine consideration for others, which is unquestionably the essence of manners. In this intimate book written in mom-to-mom style, Maralee shares personal stories that span the gamut of our emotions and identify our unasked questions. As a mom of two boys, Maralee gets how hard it is today to raise gracious children in our often raw culture. This book will give you the how-to of making manners not merely a list of rules. Your children will never be stilted or performing. You'll find here how to make manners an easy, impressive way of life that benefits your child and your family and is in sync with how we live today."
--Janie Upchurch, author of Finding Herself Blessed
"One aspect of parenting is to craft with great intentionality the behavior of a child in order to ultimately shape their heart. Manners build character. Start today with Maralee's book as your guide."
--Ron Deal, author of The Smart Stepfamily, director, Blended Family Ministries and FamilyLife
"Manners that Matter for Moms covers the most important topics in child rearing in a light but informative way. The book was reassuring for me and is sure to be a blessing to young moms who want what is best for their children. At some point, we all come to the end of instructing our children and let them go into the world to make their own decisions. It's nice to see that our hard work of setting examples and instructing makes a child into a great adult. This book is a great compass for moms."
--Kim Alexis, supermodel, author, and TV host
"Manners matter, and since our children will live in our homes only 21 percent of our lifetimes, it's essential that we reach them through simple daily connection points. In a time when manners seem all but forgotten, your children will have a huge advantage if you show them how to carry themselves wisely. Maralee McKee will teach you how to do that in this practical life-application resource, which systematically guides parents in building extremely successful kids."
--Dwight Bain, director of the LifeWorks Group, executive director, International Christian Coaching Association
"What a joy it is for me to endorse Maralee's new book on manners. I feel very strongly that America needs this information and encouragement so moms (and dads!) can teach their kids proper behavior. Maralee, in her warm, practical, and up-to-date style, shares simple skills children will need in order to flourish in our current culture. Young adults who haven't been exposed to these skills while growing up could also use this book. Regardless of your age, it will help you gain confidence in all your relationships. This information is broader than just etiquette. It takes so little to be above average, and this book will help you do that."
--Emilie Barnes, founder of More Hours in My Day, speaker, and author of over 70 books
"Maralee's writing is compassionate and completely engaging. This immensely helpful guide offers parents and children timeless principles for kindness, sensitivity, and courtesy in today's world."
--Jan Parish, author of Peak with Books and Doors to Discovery, founder, Playful Early Learners
"Want to give your child a social safety net? Maralee McKee shows how manners provide just that--they put us at ease and help us to put others at ease so that we can feel confident to go and turn the world upside down for God!"
--Sheila Wray Gregoire, author, To Love, Honor and Vacuum
"Manners That Matter to Moms is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children."
—Mom's Choice Awards