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Delia Ephron on making manners fun for kids

"Do I Have to Say Hello? Aunt Delia's Manners Quiz for Kids and Their Grownups" is an update to the original version, published 25 years ago.
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The holidays are here! 

For many, that means holiday parties, family gatherings and all sorts of affairs where you may bring the kids along... and hope and pray that they behave.

But why leave it to luck when you can teach them with a book?

Author Delia Ephron joined Take Two to discuss her update to "Do I Have to Say Hello? Aunt Delia's Manners Quiz for Kids and Their Grownups," 25 years after its original publication.

Manners are really important stuff to Ephron.

Her top holiday season tip?

"I believe in thank you notes... especially for children. Because I think that it's a time of year when you're getting so much, it's very grabby, you know, it's all this stuff under the tree and this that and the other, and everybody's giving you things. And I think that for your child to take a moment and actually write a thank you note to remember that somebody took time to buy something for you and send it to you, I think that's an important thing to learn. And that's an old-fashioned thing, but I just totally believe in it."

To hear the full interview with Delia Ephron, click the link above.