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Phone Etiquette 101: Teaching Phone Manners

Does you child need to learn a bit of phone etiquette? Teach your kid telephone manners in seven basic steps.

Stop the Sass: How to Deal With a Mouthy Child

Sick of the sass? Here are some tips to help parents who are dealing with mouthy kids.

What To Do If Your Child Runs Away – Or Threatens...

By school age, children may start warning their parents they’ll run away and, sometimes, actually leave home. What should you do in either case?

Tattletale Kids: Why Kids Snitch and What Parents Can Do

School age children are prime culprits. Here's a look at reasons, plus nine tips and ideas to help kids break the habit and build conflict resolution skills.

What to Do When Kids Crawl into Parents’ Beds

Those midnight wake-ups can be tough on parents, too. Here's what's going on with your school-age child, and how to get kids to sleep alone.

How to Stop Kids from Stealing

Why do children steal – and what you can do to stop it? Learn how to deal with a child who steals before it turns into a bigger problem.

Teaching Kids Table Manners, Eating Etiquette

Ready to teach your kids table manners? Children older than age 5 should know these few basic rules of eating with others.

Manners and Kids: Social Skills Still Matter

Etiquette evolves, and new technology makes it trickier. Yet it helps kids foster stronger relationships and better professional prospects. Here are tips for parents to guide them.

Tips on How to Teach Kids Self-Control

Want to help your child calm down and get a grip? Here are seven steps for teaching self control to your kids.

I Hate Disciplining My Kids!

How is it that while my parents were happy devotees of spanking, I can barely stand to give my girls time-outs?