Family Manners for Teens

Avoiding Strife in Family Life

When family life is full of strife, what can a teen do? This book covers the basics of creating the civilized home—a place where people talk instead of yell, pick up after themselves, respect each other, fight fair, and don’t hog the bathroom. And it’s not just about the traditional family. Tips also cover the blended, shaken, stirred, and extended family, with special advice for teens whose parents are divorced.   

Part of How Rude! Handbooks for Teens Series

How Rude!: The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out is a proven best seller. This miniseries for tweens and younger teens continues Alex Packer’s tradition of serious and hilarious etiquette advice. All three volumes are based on his original How Rude!, with notable differences: the books are smaller and shorter, the language is simpler, and each book focuses on a specific area of a teen’s life. Friendly, funny, and accessible, this trio is “Etiquette Ed” for every teen.

5 Star Reviews for the Handbooks for Teens Series

Excellent pre-teen - teen books. Love it. I wish I started them when my son was younger. Worthy of keeping in my library. … Life lessons with humor.
How useful! This book is a wonderful introduction and/or review of manners for teens, written in a style they understand and enjoy. Highly recommended.
Doesn’t preach the message I purchased this book for my 13-year-old son. I got busy, put the book on a table and forgot about it. I found the book last week in my son’s room! I have since read through the book and really like it. It doesn’t preach to the kids—which makes them more likely to listen.
Wow! This book addresses manners with a sense of humor and wonderful illustrations that teens can relate to.


Books for the Teen Age
— New York Public Library
A fun read for teens trying to navigate their way through high school, home life and the dating scene.
— Youth Today
Chock-full of helpful advice to reduce rudeness
— Children’s Digest
Teens—and parents who want their teens to learn good manners—will enjoy these books. … Strongly recommended
— Voice of Youth Advocates
Pretty doggone funny.
— Youthworker
Hilarious yet helpful….
— Justine Magazine