...to raise fine, young (southern)gentlemen. And that is no small task these days! Thankfully, my mom also realizes the importance of this and gave mini#1 this fine piece of literature for Christmas. It is perfect to read with and teach an 8 year old. We've had fun reading a chapter or two a night. The chapters are short and informative in a humorous way so said 8 year old doesn't roll his eyes, or even worse, fall asleep! Here is a sampling of chapter titles in no particular order:
* Accepting a gift you don't like. (excluding this book of course!) * Shaking hands. * Saying ma'am and sir (this is a big dang southern deal!) * Tying a necktie. * Putting the toilet seat down. * Writing a thank you note. (we didn't need the book for this one!!!) * Opening the door for others. * How to correctly use a knife and fork. (hands are not part of this lesson!) * Meeting people with physical challenges. * Losing well. * Winning well. * How to take pride in your appearance. * The unzipped zipper and other embarrassing situations.
There are 50 little gems in this book. It's a great tool that opens needed discussion with your mini princes on such important lifelong lessons. I highly recommend it! Mom approved!
Note to self: Re-read the "losing well" chapter to BOTH minis ASAP or either yank the freakin' Wii out of the wall and throw it away mid-argument/tantrum!