The mission of Manners of the Heart® is to raise children to become respectful, responsible adults who choose to serve others rather than to be served.  That’s why we have developed programs for children and adults, from the classroom to the living room to the dining room.  Manners of the Heart® provides tools such as parenting books and events to help you bring Manners of the Heart® to your home.

Parenting Books

“What children are taught to respect, they value; the more they value people, ideas, and even things, the more meaningful their lives become. Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World is the book every parent should read to ensure that their children will become blessings to the world.”

Dr Laura Schlessinger—Internationally Syndicated Talk-Show Host; Author, Bad Childhood—Good Life

We offer parenting books as a resource for parents and adults in raising respectful children: Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World (Simon & Schuster, 2008). Authored by our founder, Jill Rigby Garner, these books are written in a positive and straightforward manner that urges parents to set necessary boundaries for their children; boundaries that develop self-control, responsibility, and respect. These are qualities that many children lack today, but desperately need to reach maturity. 

Professional Parent Development

No one needs convincing of the disturbing change occurring in the attitudes of children today.  Many children today have no respect—for others or for themselves.  Today’s kids are angry and rebellious at rates higher than any other generation.They behave liberally without fear of consequence or authority. We live in a world were provocative movies, vulgar music, and violent video games often dictate the rules that children follow. How can parents compete against the new role models in our society? Our Professional Parent Development workshops and books provide parents with a proactive guide to combat these negative influences in media and society.  We guide parents in raising children who are respectful, engaged, and grateful.

For information about scheduling a PPD for your school, district or organization, please contact info@mannersoftheheart.org or call our office at (225)383-3235.

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