Teaching Responsibility & Values

How can you raise a responsible kid? Here's what you need to know about family values, volunteering, money and time management, and more.

Take It From a Family Who JUST Lost a Pet: This Research About Kids' Grief Will Help

A new study looks at how kids make sense of losing a pet; and it seems they may be wiser than even their parents!

5 Crafts Kids Can Make for a Good Cause

Parents magazine worked with charities across the country to create projects that help kids and animals in need, all while teaching your own children the spirit of giving.

11 Basic Manners Kids Often Forget

Even if it takes a few reminders, encourage your child to be more mindful of some basic etiquette.

5 Books to Help You Raise a Globally Minded Child

Saira Siddiqui, founder of Confessions of a Muslim MOMmaholic, shares her top picks.

7 Tips for Talking About the Outcome of the Election with Kids

Happy or not with the outcome of the election, it's gonna come up. Here's how to help your kids digest the news.

8 Ways to Practice Good Manners

Your kids can learn proper etiquette with these easy lesson ideas.

Money Milestones for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide

When and how do you teach kids about money? Check out this timeline that starts during preschool and ends during high school.

How to Teach Kids to Accept Responsibility for Their Actions

Encourage your kid to stop the blame game and start accepting responsibility.

10 Money Lessons To Teach Your Kids Before They Turn 10

Want your child to be money-savvy like Warren Buffet? These tips will help your kid learn how to save and manage money.

5 Real-Life Finance Lessons for Kids

Think money matters are just for grown-ups? Not so. It's never too soon to teach your kid real-life finance lessons. Start now, and your child will be a wallet whiz before you know it.

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners Toddlers Should Know

It's never too early to encourage polite behavior. See age-appropriate tips for teaching your tot proper manners.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex

Can't talk about the birds and the bees? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," gives you the matter-of-fact ways to talk about sex.

This Father-Daughter Morning Mirror Motivation Sesh Is Everything We Need

You might want to steal this daddy-daughter duo's morning routine for yourself.

You Have to See This Mom's Response When Her Daughter Was Bullied for Her Skin Color

We love the way this mom helped her daughter deal with bullies at school.

Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Table Manners

Do your kids have bad table manners? Help your kids learn how to behave at mealtime.

Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Your Kids to Set the Table

Setting the table is a great way for your child to help out before mealtime. Teach her how with this easy-to-follow video.

10 Life Skills to Teach Your Child by Age 10

Your child is more capable than you realize. Even your preschooler can begin to learn these essential life lessons.

6 No-Fail Tips to Get Kids Out the Door on Time (Every Time!)

Your weekdays can be calmer--even before coffee--with these six tips.

Why I Let My Daughter Watch Last Night's Presidential Debate (and the Important Conversation We Had Because of It)

With the recent political scandals making the topics covered far more R-rated, many parents have opted to keep kids away from political coverage and the debates. Here's why I went forward with it.

Teaching Manners--It Still Matters: How to Teach Good Manners

Raising a polite kid in a rude world isn't as hard as it seems.

You'll Want to Steal This Mom's Thermostat Rules

Want your kids to chill out on turning up the heat at home? Follow in this mom's footsteps!

By Packing Two School Lunches, This Mom Is Paying It Forward in an Epic Way

When she learned one of her son's classmates was going hungry at lunch, this mom sent him to school with an extra meal.

8 Ways Kids Can Give Thanks

By nurturing a sense of gratitude from an early age, your children will learn to appreciate big and small blessings.

Allowance Troubleshooter: 4 Common Problems with Kids' Allowance

Even with a good allowance system in place, issues can come up (like when your child insists he's not getting enough cash!). Here's how to handle four common problems, according to family finance expert Joline Godfrey, CEO of Independent Means, Inc.

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