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Beyond Good Manners Audiobook

Beyond Good Manners: How to Raise a Sophisticated Child

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Publisher's Summary

Unlock the key to creating a cultivated life for your child with this precise parenting guide. You will learn how to raise an engaging, accomplished, and sophisticated child, one who gets noticed for all the right reasons. From fine dining, travel, and art appreciation to navigating social media with integrity - Beyond Good Manners: How to Raise a Sophisticated Child will show you how to take your child to the next level. Whether your child is five or 15, this is the one book you will reference time and again for advice and techniques that are relevant, practical, and insightful.

©2016 Tara Woods Turner, J.Blake Turner, PhD (P)2016 Tara Woods Turner, J.Blake Turner, PhD

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    Keats Columbus 10-28-16
    Keats Columbus 10-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant guide for raising children!"

    This is actually a first for me in the non-fiction category, and it is certainly not the sort of thing I plan to listen to one time and then just put aside. There is so much useful advice packed in here that it actually sort of overwhelmed me the first time through, and now I'm working on listening to it again.

    I don't have children (yet!) but it still made me think back to all of the things my parents did to raise me and my brother and gave me a better insight about their actions, intentional or unintentional, and the effects they had on us.

    I consider myself to be a life-long learner, so that was one message I truly appreciated in the book, because I think it is important for everyone!

    This was an excellent thing to listen to, and I will doubtless go back to it again and again for advice for making my children more culturally aware and interested. If you have kids, no matter the age, you should check this out! The narrator was amazing and the content engaging. Easy 5-star!

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    Laura B. 07-13-16
    Laura B. 07-13-16
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    "Great book about Etiquette for Modern Times"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, For some of my Mom friend's with young men. To teach manners in a way that applies to them specifically.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Overall all the tips in the book were very informative, well described and applicable.


    Have you listened to any of Madonna Lucey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't. She has a very precise and soothing voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is something that if you start with young kids will follow them into adulthood:

    "Getting your child involved in the community has many benefits. It will help him to become knowledgeable about local culture and customs, and it will keep him up on current events in the area as well. It also allows him to personal bonds with the people in his environment. There are many ways to get your child involved. Fairs, festivals and community performances are some of the many events in which he can participate."

    Social and community involvement are something lacking in our strictly online society today. I am glad the author added this to the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Each chapter starts with a quote and I like that it sets the tone for the next reading parts.The tips and descriptions of etiquette and teaching young children are easy to comprehend.I enjoyed this audio book very much.

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    Leslie F. 10-22-16
    Leslie F. 10-22-16
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    "Great refresher for myself and my kids"

    I really enjoyed this book. I think good manners and sophistication are becoming a lost art. So many people aren't even taught manners anymore and are at a loss when they want to instill them in their children. More than manners, this book teaches sophistication. My only complaint is that so many of the suggestions for bringing up sophisticated children require that you have more money than most people - for example, taking your children to bespoke clothing stores. I can't afford that for myself, much less for my children who grow into a bigger size every year. Other than that, I really liked the book. Though I was raised with manners, I've become lazy and sloppy as time has gone on and the stresses of my day catch up to me. I'm really excited to start training my children, as well as having the review for myself.

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    Amazon Customer 08-18-16
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    "Terrific book!"
    What did you love best about Beyond Good Manners?

    Great book that applies to kids of all ages! It is a great guide for parents looking to teach their children etiquettes, manners and respect for others by offering tips and lessons on how to raise a considerate, independent, and polite child.


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    K Harrison 08-16-16
    K Harrison 08-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Gain enthusiasm & ideas for expanding your child"

    This well written resource uses graceful prose and a positive voice to comprehensively cover a full range of topics related to etiquette. And it actually moves beyond standard etiquette like table manners to include an expansive scope of useful areas like making conversation, how to dress and even traveling and social media.

    Each chapter covers a different topic and addresses that topic for a variety of child ages. Within the chapter, a plethora of creative ideas for activities fitting each age is suggested. Wonderful, original tasks and tools are put forth, interwoven in the pages.

    I liked the use of a quote to setup each chapter. And the author provides many ideas, followed by actual examples to better illustrate her point. I think the book would be improved in practicality by organizing the content within chapters by age a bit more and providing subheadings that lead you to the age-specific areas.

    Because it was so content heavy, it was a book that I needed to listen to in more than one sitting. But the narrator was perfect for the subject matter. Her voice was kind and very pleasant, making it easy to take in much information.

    This thoughtful and enjoyable book offers great value but it is not for everyone as it makes the assumption that parents have significant amounts of time and means to spend on their children. But if you are fortunate enough to fall into this category, this book will leave you with a renewed interest to expand your child’s upbringing and a surplus of creative ideas to draw on.

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    AEM Missouri 08-13-16
    AEM Missouri 08-13-16
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    "Wonderful book :)"
    Where does Beyond Good Manners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top. It was well written and was enjoyable to listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Good Manners?

    I don't think I could pick out just one thing. It was so well put together in terms of information and organization.


    What about Madonna Lucey’s performance did you like?

    I found her voice very soothing to listen to. It made taking in the information easy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction just enjoyment.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed this and would recommend for anyone with children

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  • northerner
    8/19/16
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    "Excellent advice and ideas for parents"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond Good Manners to be better than the print version?

    Although the narrator is American, this was no problem and it is beautifully read. I haven't read the print version, but I did feel the narrator enhanced the reading experience, especially as this book is very well written in the first place.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt the first chapters offered sound and timeless advice on good manners and social behaviour to parents. The later chapters teemed with ideas on encouraging a child's interest in things such as reading, fashion, the arts and cooking. There are so many ideas that even the most dedicated parent would be unable to carry out them all, but each chapter provides a rich resource from which a parent can choose those ideas which seem most appropriate and practical for him/her and their child.
    This book provides an excellent guide for bringing up children, while reminding us all that the values which make a civilised society are timeless. I think it would appeal to many general readers as well as parents.

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  • Amazon Customer
    6/24/16
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    "must read"

    like the title suggests, this is beyond teaching a child good manners. it offers a whole lot more. everyone, parent or not, should give it a listen.

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