For nearly two decades, Loretta Neff has been educating the public on vital and often-missing etiquette. At a time when new research is proving character’s bold influence on a child’s lifetime success, Neff and her team have collaborated to release a wholly-unique new character education book. ‘Tame Your Manners at KAMP® Safari’ presents a fun and memorable way for a child to learn manners and social skills that will see them excel beyond their years. One critic hails the book as a “primer on what should be natural yet has become a lost art among our youth.”
West Palm Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/21/2014 -- Millions of parents and teachers are lost when figuring out how to best instill good character and manners into their dependents; often overlooking the importance of social skills. At a time when new research shows that character, rather than cognition, is central to a child’s success, a new children’s book has hit the market to provide life-changing character education through a narrative chock-full of wild fun.
‘Tame Your Manners at KAMP® Safari’ is the work of Loretta Neff, the founder of The Elegant Way Foundation®. The book does what often can’t be done face-to-face; empowering children to develop good manners and admirable character through examples that resonate with their mile-a-minute young imaginations.
"Tame Your Manners at KAMP® Safari is a fun, meaningful and most importantly, memorable way for a child to learn manners. Any adult or child who reads this book will delight in the clever illustrations and correlations of animal characteristics to the manners advice.
Phrases like “Lions Don’t Need to Roar,” “Don’t Be a Whino Rhino,” and “Stand Tall like a Giraffe” are easy-to-grasp concepts for children.
For caregivers and parents with demanding schedules, finding time to teach or mentor children is increasingly difficult. While teaching professionals are relied upon to teach academic skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic, the importance of social skills is often overlooked.
Learning social skills early, especially during childhood, can shape a child’s character and greatly impact his or her life for the better.
Offered by The Elegant Way Foundation®, EWF’s vision is to teach, inspire, and motivate children to perform spontaneous acts of kindness and consideration and receive the benefits: “to do well by doing good deeds.”
“Character development at an early age can be life-shaping,” explains Neff. “Soft skills can make the difference between a good life and a great one. This first book was written to allow parents to build a solid character foundation with their children for just a couple of dollars. Children will be engrossed in adventure as they learn core values including compassion, confidence, gratitude, humility, integrity, knowledge, loyalty, obedience, patience, respect, responsibility, and understanding.”
Continuing, “We’ve had an overwhelming reaction to the book. On the weekend starting the 25th of October we’ll be exhibiting it, as well as our foundation at the 19th Texas Book Festival, where we are a new supporter of their Reading Rock Stars Literacy Program. I’m also traveling the country vetting publishers and reviewers for book two in the series, titled ‘Sip Tea with Mad Hatter’. There’s plenty more to come!”
As Neff explains, reader feedback has been extremely positive. Dianna Booher, author of ‘Communicate With Confidence and Creating Personal Presence’ comments, “What a painless way for children to learn proper behavior, helpfulness, courtesy, and character! Wouldn’t be surprised if their parents didn’t pick up a few tips along the way.”
The Children’s Book Review adds, “Using wild animals and their traits as examples on how to and how not to behave in social and home settings, author Loretta Neff provides kids with an enjoyable and humorous approach to improving manners and etiquette and creating relatable experiences that put the lessons of social graces into perspective--including bullying."
Author D.A. Benton sees wide appeal for the book, writing, “Every young person I know will be getting Tame Your Manners for their next birthday. In fact, I’m getting one for myself!”
‘Tame Your Manners at KAMP® Safari’, from EW Books, is available now: http://amzn.to/11tdbhY
For more book information, please visit: http://tameyourmanners.com and http://ewbooks.org
About Loretta Neff
Loretta Neff is president of the Elegant Way School of Protocol, a boutique etiquette firm represented in Fort Lauderdale, Naples, and West Palm Beach, Florida, and has offered etiquette education to the private, public, and nonprofit sectors for almost two decades. Loretta established the Elegant Way Foundation®, in 2012, as a nonprofit organization to provide resources and training in social skills to other charities, missions, and schools.