Why Manners Matter

Author: Lucinda Holdforth
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101028661
Size: 17,47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Witty, well-reasoned, and, yes, occasionally potty mouthed, the fiercely talented Lucinda Holdforth may be doing more to save civilization than anyone I know. Holdforth has held forth, and for this I bow down low before her." -Henry Alford, author of How To Live In this age of global warming and warfare, aren't manners frivolous? Do manners really matter? Yes! Lucinda Holdforth passionately exclaims. Holdforth wonderfully manages to show that manners are not about saying please and thank you, or about teaching your children to address people by Mr. or Mrs. Citing everyone from Erasmus, Tocqueville, T.S. Elliot to George Orwell and Proust and Borat, Holdforth shows how manners- which many of us might think are inconsequential-are actually the cornerstone to civilization.

Interpersonal Communication

Author: Shelley D. Lane
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315506157
Size: 20,57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts prepares students to communicate successfully in today's fast-paced and complex society through the implementation of a unique competence-building model. This highly readable text provides the theories, concepts, and applications in a pedagogically sound format based on a model of communication competence made up of three elements: motivation, knowledge, and skill. Studying interpersonal communication through this distinct framework will provide a foundation for students' motivation to communicate competently, increase their knowledge about communication, and enhance their acquisition and performance of communication skills. Covering a broad range of interpersonal communication themes, including strategic alternatives and solutions to communication challenges and information about friendship, family, romantic, and workplace relationships, this Second Edition presents theories, concepts, and activities with engaging examples and an attention-getting design.

A Civil Tongue

Author: Mark Kingwell
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271041476
Size: 12,48 MB
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This book is about a widely shared desire: the desire among citizens for a vibrant and effective social discourse of legitimation. It therefore begins with the conviction that what political philosophy can provide citizens is not further theories of the good life but instead directions for talking about how to justify the choices they make—or, in brief, "just talking." As part of the general trend away from the aridity of Kantian universalism in political philosophy, thinkers as diverse as Bruce Ackerman, Jürgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Richard Rorty have taken a "dialogic turn" that seeks to understand the determination of principles of justice as a cooperative task, achieved in some kind of social dialogue among real citizens. In one way or another, however, each of these different variations on the dialogic model fail to provide fully satisfactory answers, Mark Kingwell shows. Drawing on their strengths, he presents another model he calls "justice as civility," which makes original use of the popular literature on etiquette and work in sociolinguistics to develop a more adequate theory of dialogic justice.

Bringing Up Geeks

Author: Marybeth Hicks
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440630240
Size: 13,28 MB
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A breakthrough parenting book that redefines the meaning of ?geek??and inspires parents to free themselves and their kids from the ?culture of cool.? In a world of superficial values, peer pressure, and out-of-control consumerism, the world needs more GEEKs: Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids. Today?s ?culture of cool? has changed the way kids grow up. Rather than enjoying innocent childhoods while developing strong, authentic characters, today?s kids can become cynical?even jaded?as they absorb the dangerous messages and harmful influences of a dominant popular culture that encourages materialism, high-risk behaviors, and a state of pseudo-adulthood. Author and mother of four Marybeth Hicks suggests an alternative: bringing up geeks. In this groundbreaking book, she shows parents how they can help their children gain the enthusiasm to pursue their passions, not just the latest fashions; the confidence to resist peer pressure and destructive behaviors; the love of learning that helps them excel at school and in life; and the maturity to value family as well as friends, as well as make good moral decisions. With a foundation like that, kids will grow up to be the coolest adults.

Good Manners At Home

Author: Katie Marsico
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1602708878
Size: 12,35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Good manners at home do matter! Learn which behaviors to use and which to avoid to show respect for everyone who lives with you. Then see how these simple lessons can be used in fun stories of etiquette in action. Sidebars and back matter offer advice and did-you-knows about good manners in a number of cultures around the globe. Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades P-3.

Manners Matter For Students

Author: Fred Hartley
Editor: Barbour Books
ISBN: 9781597893060
Size: 13,60 MB
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Hey, students - want to move ahead in your world? Good manners can help! Here is wise, practical, and biblically-based advice on dealing with others. Manners Matter for Students offers practical tips and advice for dealing with others, whatever the setting. In fancy restaurants or cafeterias, on a date or on the phone, at home, school, or church, courtesy shows others that they're important-and ultimately benefits everyone. Based on the timeless principles of the Bible, Manners Matter for Students tackles everything from introductions to Instant Messaging. It's an ideal resource for young people making their way in the world.

Manners Matter

Author: Debbie Pincus
Editor: Frank Schaffer Publications
ISBN: 9780866536882
Size: 11,39 MB
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Activity book for grades 3-7. "Manners Matter" is a an activity book that offers young people creative, imaginative ways to explore what manners are and are not, why they matter and how to get more from life.

Manners Matter In The Library

Author: Lori Mortensen
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1429653302
Size: 13,26 MB
Format: PDF
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In graphic novel format, explains proper etiquette for using a library.

Good Manners At School

Author: Katie Marsico
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1602708886
Size: 11,24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Good manners at school do matter! Learn which behaviors to use and which to avoid to make learning fun for everyone. Then see how these simple lessons can be used in fun stories of etiquette in action. Sidebars and back matter offer advice and did-you-knows about good manners in a number of cultures around the globe. Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades P-3.

The Well Mannered Dog

Author: The Editors of Pets: Part of the Family
Editor: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781579542603
Size: 17,19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The ultimate etiquette book for dogs! Master trainers tell how to make your dog a model citizen in every situation. You'll find practical advice on topics such as: Getting Rowdy ... Greeting Dogs ... Making Mischief ... And Hogging the Couch The Well-Mannered Dog shows exactly how to help dogs behave in specific situations and places-- in parks, on the road, in the air, even when visiting friends. The Well-Mannered Dog is part of the Dog Care Companions, a series of books for pet lovers on behavior, health care, training, communication, and more.