Teaching Responsibility

Help your kid learn to take responsibility for their actions with these helpful ideas from the pros. Plus: What you need to know about helping your child become socially responsible, too.

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.

Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can be the difference between your kid laughing with you at the dinner table or spending six months in a recovery center.

Flying Solo: Raise an Independent Kid

It may be hard to hear, but there are times when your child is better off without you.

Manners & Responsibility: Chores Kids Can (and Should) Do

Can't get your kids to pitch in around the house? Find out how to get them involved with chores.

Teaching Your Kid to Make Good Decisions

Blue or red? Vanilla or strawberry? Movie or book? Help your kid be confident in her decisions.

This Mom Sent a Thank-You Note to the Cop Who Arrested Her Daughter on Spring Break

She was happy her teen got home safely, and hopes she learned an important lesson.

The Chore Challenge: Teaching Kids Responsibility

Discover the secret to getting your kid to set the table or tidy her room without being constantly on her case about 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.

8 Smart (and Fun!) New Year's Resolutions Kids Can Make

Help your child choose a specific, achievable resolution to set him up for success in the New Year.

Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Table Manners

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

How to Get Your Kid to Apologize (and Mean It!)

Don't just force her to apologize. Teach her how to mean it.

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners All Kids Should Know

Does your child need help practicing manners? See three manners all kids should know.

Here's Why Your 18-Year-Old May Soon Be Able to Drink in Illinois

A proposed bill in Illinois would let 18- to 20-year-olds drink beer and wine in restaurants with their parents' permission.

Manners & Responsibility: Answering the Phone

Does your child know what to say when she answers the phone? Get tips on teaching her to answer politely and effectively.

Manners & Responsibility: Should You Tie Allowance to Chores?

Are your kids begging for a few bucks after finishing chores? See what our expert says about making allowance contingent on chores.

Raise a Good Citizen: Teaching Civic Values

Don't expect your child to truly learn how democracy works at school. It's your job to make politics personal.

8 Ways to Help Kids Make New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions aren't just for adults! Here are simple and practical ways to help your growing kids make New Year's resolutions.

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.

Too Much Independence?

Your child is eager for more freedom, but should you give it to her? Experts help you make the call.

Confessions of a Grown-Up: My 6-Year-Old Schooled Me

My 6-year-old daughter taught me a lesson about bravery--and stepping up.

Dressing Independently

At 6, many kids are still dressed by their parents. At what point should you encourage your child to tie her shoes and button her shirt independently?

Brilliant: A Lawyer Rewrote Instagram's Terms So Kids Could Understand Them

A privacy law expert translated complicated legal lingo into language that allows kids to understand what they're signing up for on social media sites.

This Mom's Tooth Fairy Letter Is #ParentingGoals

When you're sick of nagging your kid to clean her room, it's time to enlist the help of a tiny magical creature.

Dirty Clothes Battles

Does your child throw her dirty clothes on the floor? Here's how to get her to put them in the hamper where they belong.