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Author Catherine Newman “How to be a Person”

We’re joined on the Starline by writer, etiquette columnist at Real Simple, author of Waiting for Birdy, Catastrophic Happiness, and One Mixed-Up Night, and the coauthor of Stitch Camp. Catherine Newman’s latest book is “How to Be a Person,”

Welcome Catherine

Let’s go Beyond the Mic, Catherine why was this project important to you, what it something you thought your two children needed?

If you could put list the top 5 things from your book they would be?

How has the quarantine period helped teach your own kids these skills and how has it helped other parents teach their kids.

Have you ever said something and covered your mouth in horror like “I sound like my mother”?

I sound like my dad all the time

My mom is a stickler about thank you notes. People who don’t write notes don’t get gifts. Why are they so important in your mind?

What’s the one secret to parenting that seems simple that people need to be reminded of?

The Rockin’ 8

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.

There is no Pressure.

1. When it gets cold, I have to make_______ 

2. Favorite Documentary?

3. What’s the one thing that endears your husband to you?

4. Least favorite holiday?

5. The one thing you can’t cook, no matter how hard you try is _______

6. What skill is still the hardest for your own kids?

7. Favorite Color?

8. Last person that nagged you?

When it gets cold she has to make hot chocolate, least favorite holiday is Halloween and her latest book is “How to Be a Person,” my thanks to Catherine Newman for taking the time to talk with me today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Check out Catherine’s website here

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