Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D.


Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D. is Emily Post’s great-granddaughter and a director of The Emily Post Institute. She is also the author, with Peggy Post, of a new book for children, Emily Post’s Table Manners for Kids (Collins, May 2009).

Cindy’s educational background and expertise in etiquette uniquely qualify her to write definitively on the subject of children’s manners in the 21st century. Her writing and recommendations are based on the concept of introducing specific manners at certain developmental stages in a child’s life. Cindy’s professional background includes more than 30 years in education and health care. She holds a doctorate and master’s in education, both from the University of Vermont; and a degree in nursing from Cornell University.

Since 2004, Cindy has completed three nationwide book tours, conducting manners workshops for children in public and private schools and libraries, as well as making bookstore appearances and giving media interviews. The 2006 tour for Emily’s Everyday Manners was sponsored by The Children’s Place and Parents magazine. The 2004 book tour for The Guide to Good Manners for Kids was sponsored by Betty Crocker, Horizon Organics and Parents.

Cindy and Peggy have also co-authored The Gift of Good Manners: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Respectful, Kind, Considerate Children; The Guide to Good Manners for Kids; Table Manners for Kids; Emily’s Everyday Manners; Emily’s Christmas Gifts; Emily’s Sharing and Caring Book; Emily’s Magic Words; and Teen Manners: From Malls to Meals to Messaging and Beyond. All are part of a ten-book children’s series, which is being published by HarperCollins.

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