Child Behavior & Discipline

Breaking Bad Habits: How to Help Kids Kick Bad Habits

Breaking bad habits isn't easy, especially if your child isn't ready to admit there's a problem. Here's advice on how you can help him kick a habit.

The Dos and Don’ts of Bribing Kids

Feel like you're constantly begging, bartering or getting bowled over? Rethink discipline and discover the dos and don'ts of properly incentivizing your kids.

A ‘Different’ Kind of Discipline: Disciplining a Special Needs Child

Like all kids, those with special needs require boundaries, incentives and consequences. Here's what to consider. You just might be surprised by how many similarities they share with their neurotypical peers.

How to Help Kids Overcome Bad Dreams

Bad dreams are inevitable. Here's how parents can help young children through the stuff of nightmares.

Embracing Anger and Negative Emotions: Why It Matters for Kids

When children are sobbing or lashing out, it can be hard for parents to help them deal. But it's a huge disservice to shut down anger, sadness, fear and other 'negative' emotions. Learn why – and how to better respond to your kids' feelings.

Tattletale Kids: Why Kids Snitch and What Parents Can Do

Here's a look at why your kid is a tattletale, plus nine tips and ideas to help kids break the habit and build conflict resolution skills.

Child Afraid to Sleep Alone? What to Do When Kids Crawl...

Is your child afraid to sleep alone? Here's what's going on with your school-age kid, and how to help him become comfortable sleeping solo.

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.

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.

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.