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In our plugged-in, social media age, kids' manners are falling by the wayside, big time -- and with TV icons like the "Jersey Shore" gang or Hannah Montana not setting the best examples for our kids, what are parents to do? Etiquette experts weigh in.
Although today’s teens may face many challenges on their journey to adulthood, empowering them with good manners helps ease a smooth and successful transition into adult social and business situations.
This Thanksgiving, help your children learn the art of being grateful. In preparation for the holiday season, teach them to follow in the footsteps of the holiday’s original Pilgrim and Native American celebrants by giving generously to others. Todd Patkin offers tips and ideas to help your whole family get started.
From our November print issues: Check out our roundup of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and, most of all, relatable quotes from a selection of our favorite mom and dad bloggers and groups, including Mamiverse and Adventures in Mommyland.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) highlights the important ways that pets can benefit children.
With a surplus of health and parenting information available on the Internet, it's a challenge for parents to determine what they should take or leave. Here, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene offers up advice for first-time and seasoned parents on raising healthy, happy kids.
No one wants to be a broken record of “No, no, no” or “Don’t do that!”—but it’s often easy to slip into a cycle of negativity with our kids. Here’s how to escape that cycle, practice positive reinforcement, and help build stronger self-esteem in our children
From our October print issues: Check out our roundup of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and, most of all, relatable quotes from a selection of our favorite mom and dad bloggers, including Lady and the Blog, Love that Max, Nona Brooklyn, and NYC Dads Group.
If you suspect your child is bullying others or you've noticed your child being aggressive, read these tips on how parents can stop bullying.
When school begins, so do first crushes puppy love, and playground weddings. How should you cope when your child has an innocent infatuation?
For many kids, the excitement over the Halloween festivities of dressing up and trick-or-treating for candies overshadows anything else. And, with all the craziness, it's easy for kids to forget to mind their manners. Use the following tips to ensure your kids stay polite while having fun.
Going back to school can be stressful for kids, and they might have worries about school that they're not sharing with you. A seasoned teacher offers parents tips on how to start conversations about making friends, fitting in, starting new classes, and getting back into the school routine.
Is your child enjoying this school year? It’s not too early to assess—and kick some problems to the curb before they become unmanageable.
Although most parents consider Halloween a holiday for kids, why not get in on the action and dress up in a costume too? Pick a theme and include everyone (even the family pet) in the festivities this October 31. Read on for tips on how to make Halloween 2011 a family affair.
With Premiere Week beginning, your family might be planning a few nights of channel surfing and TV watching from the comforts of the living room couch. In addition to providing some quality family time, it also gives parents the opportunity to learn more about ways to monitor what their kids are watching on television when they aren't around. Read on for 4 tips to ensure your kids are watching age-appropriate content.
Gina Otto, author of "Cassandra's Angel" and international children's advocate, provides the following five tips on how to raise confident, self-assured children based on the experience she gained during her 15 years spent speaking with and learning from children firsthand.
Potty training can be trying for any family—but when your child has developmental delays, including autism, the process can seem almost impossible. Our expert comes to your rescue—with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to achieve success.
From our October "Special Parent" issue: check out our latest roundup of thought-provoking, observant, and sometimes laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite parent (and kids!) writers and bloggers.
Corporal punishment (hitting, slapping, spanking) can result in a number of personal tragedies, such as children becoming abusers themselves, or even worse, death. Help prevent corporal punishment among children by opting for one of these eight examples of discipline that don't involve getting physical.
The American Humane Association offers tips to help children deal with concerns that may arise following an earthquake. Experts remind parents and caregivers that even mild quakes can have a lasting impact.
Samantha from the mom blog 'Have Sippy, Will Travel' lists her tips for helping parents potty train their children with as little stress as possible.
Your children may have some questions about what happened on September 11 and what it means in history. Read on for some suggestions from Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., founding president of the Child Mind Institute, for discussing the 9/11's significance with your children and answering any questions they may have.
In honor of Grandparents Day, check out the following tips for helping your child to build and maintain relationships with their grandparents whether they live just around the corner or farther away.
From our September print issues: check out our latest roundup of thoughtful, observant, and laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite mom (and dad!) bloggers and writers.
Summer fun doesn't have to end when the back-to-school ads come on TV. According to Dr. Susan Bartell, an NYC-area child psychologist, too much back-to-school planning in August can make kids feel rushed into the next season, even before the current one is over. Teach your kids to live in the moment with these helpful tips.