Child Behavior & Discipline

Dos and don'ts of dining out with kids

The Dos and Don’ts of Dining Out With Kids

Is your family restaurant ready? Master the art of dining out with kids at a sit-down eatery with planning, well-considered restrictions and common sense.
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Helping Kids Find Gray Area and Nuance in Their Thinking

It's a challenge for young children to see gray area in the world. But it can happen with time, patience – and these tips from a metro Detroit child psychology expert.

Why Smart Teens Do Dumb Things

Blame their brains. Here's a look at the reasons and what you can do.

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.
Controlling Parenting Could Create Problems for Kids

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.
How to Stop Kids from Stealing

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.

Why Kids Get Unruly Around the Holidays

Does your child start to act like they belong on the naughty list during the holidays? Here's why – and what to do about it.

Kids Wears the Same Clothes Daily: What to Do

What do you do when your kid wants to wear that one same thing every single day of the week? Here's some advice.