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Why Young Kids Hop, Skip, Jump and Bounce Around, and How...

Kids spin, run, jump and hop. Here's why, and what to do when it's too much.

Controlling Authoritarian Parenting Could Create Problems for Kids

Authoritarian parenting can be damaging to kid's independence and breed disrespect, a study finds. Learn how to loosen the reins.

Parent Discipline Types and How to Strike a Balance

Are you a law-and-order Tiger Mom or a big softie? Find out the pros and cons of each parenting style and how you can strike a balance.

How to Deal with Other People’s Children

It can be complicated. Their parents' rules or yours? Can you discipline them? And what about posting photos on Facebook? Some practical dos and don'ts.

Manners 101: Laying the Groundwork for Your Kids

Developing social skills starts at home. Here are ways parents can provide a manners 101 course for table manners, phone etiquette, sportsmanship and more.

What Should You Do if Your Child is Obsessed With Their...

A specialist from Children's Hospital of Michigan weighs in on how parents should handle this touchy situation.

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?

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.