Parenting Expert Elise McVeigh Unveils Series of Children’s Books

Former Etiquette Expert at Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, Columnist for Parents Magazine and Principal, Elise McVeigh’s Manners, Offers Solutions and Advice to Young and Old On Every Day Manners

McVeigh's MannersJust in time for the holiday season, Parenting and Manners Expert Elise McVeigh has unveiled a series of new children’s books. The five books are brand extensions of Elise McVeigh’s Manners, a Dallas-based organization that teaches young children and university-aged students proper manners in social settings, and at home.

“For 13 years, I have been helping people of all ages do the right thing when it comes to various etiquette scenarios and situations,” McVeigh said. “I do this through speeches, seminars, classes for students, writing, media appearances, and now a line of books.  For ten years, I wrote a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News, offering advice, everything from advice at the dinner table to social settings during the holidays and beyond.”

The books are as follows and are available through MrsMcVeighsManners.com, and Amazon.com.

  • Mrs. McVeigh Meets Professor Maynard (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99)
  • Professor Maynard Eats at School with Reagan (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99)
  • Professor Maynard Learns Good Restaurant Manners (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99)
  • Professor Maynard Learns Good Table Manners (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99)
  • Professor Maynard Learns How to Set the Table (Paperback $9.99, E-books $7.99, iBooks interactive book $9.99)

McVeigh's MannersFor all books, children can enjoy them on their I-Pad, or any electronic device. (Will show up on “I-Books” on your Apple electronic device.) It is a story they will want to hear or read again and again. Get to know Professor Maynard and Mrs. McVeigh by seeing their manners’ demonstrations on the Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners website under “Webisodes” or by copying and pasting this link into your browser:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oOayoD4L9k

Description of books:

  • Mrs. McVeigh Meets Professor Maynard (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99). How did Mrs. McVeigh and Professor Maynard (pronounced mannered) meet? Based on the Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners videos, children can read the humorous account of the wacky Professor Maynard meeting Mrs. McVeigh, and assisting her at her manner’s class. Children will learn how to meet and greet people; how to be a good host, and situations to remember his/her good manners.
  • Professor Maynard Eats at School with Reagan (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99) Professor Maynard has established himself as Mrs. McVeigh’s “Temporary” Assistant. He is there to help her teach her manner’s classes, until his science lab at the university is fixed. When he overhears Mrs. McVeigh tell Reagan that she will meet him at his school for lunch, Professor Maynard cannot resist but to go to lunch with them.  Children will learn to never invite yourself to something; be aware of your surroundings; never comment on other people’s food choices; keep rude comments to yourself; and clean up your trash and your lunch spot.
  • mcveigh-book-3Professor Maynard Learns Good Restaurant Manners (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99) Professor Maynard has established himself as Mrs. McVeigh’s “Temporary” Assistant. Mrs. McVeigh runs into Professor Maynard and his wife, while taking her sons out to dinner. Mrs. McVeigh and her sons teach Professor Maynard what it means to have good restaurant manners.  Children will learn how to handle a wrong order; wait to eat after everyone is served; not to take other people’s food; how to handle a friend visiting your table; how to pay the check; and how much to tip.

 

 

 

  • McVeigh's MannersProfessor Maynard Learns Good Table Manners (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99) Professor Maynard has established himself as Mrs. McVeigh’s “Temporary” Assistant. He is there to help her teach her manner’s classes, until his science lab at the university is fixed. In class, Mrs. McVeigh has lost her voice, and Professor Maynard teaches the children how to have good table manners.  Based on the Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners videos, children can read the humorous account of the wacky Professor Maynard meeting Mrs. McVeigh, and assisting her at her manner’s class. Your child will learn basic table manners, and how to use and place his/her utensils, throughout a meal.

 

 

  • McVeigh's MannersProfessor Maynard Learns how to Set the Table (Paperback $9.99 and E-books $7.99) Professor Maynard comes back to help Mrs. McVeigh with her manner’s class. While there, he learns how to teach the students how to set the table.  Based on the Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners videos, your children can read the humorous account of the wacky Professor Maynard learning how to set the table. Your child will learn where every place setting component goes, and situations to remember his/her good manners.

 

 

 

 

Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners, a division of Elise McVeigh’s Life Camp was established in 2003, and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners takes a unique approach to teaching young children and university aged students manners.  McVeigh teaches manners it in a fun and effective way, where kids retain the information, using an original curriculum that is interactive and has fun characters. McVeigh also gives seminars to parents on how to teach manners to their children.

Elise McVeigh’s background is multi-faceted.  A mass communication major at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas, she started her professional career as the managing editor of a Fort Worth newspaper, The Texas Times. She then worked as a copyeditor for Practitioners Publishing Company. While working, Elise found a passion for volunteer work, and went into the non-profit field as a fundraiser. McVeigh spent most of her non-profit career with the American Cancer Society, and then worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and left after having her first son. After son number three, McVeigh pursued her passion as a speaker, and found Elise McVeigh’s Life Camp. Elise has also returned to writing. She contributed a weekly column for The Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo for ten years, and she has written for dozens of publications on manners including Parents Magazine.