Manners

Teaching kids about good manners starts by reminding your child to say please and thank you. Here you'll learn how to encourage good manners and proper etiquette including, how to behave at the table, on play dates, at restaurants, and more.

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners All Kids Should Know

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

Teaching Kids to Mind Their Manners

Take a bite out of bad behavior with expert tips on raising a polite child.

Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Table Manners

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

Does Your Kid Have an Attitude Problem?

Welcome to the Age of Insolence. Find out how to rein in back talk at every age.

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.

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.

Why Are Toddlers So Moody?

Laughing one minute, crying the next. How to deal with ever-changing toddler emotions.

Manners & Responsibility: Eating Out with Kids at Restaurants

Going out to eat with the family? See how to teach your kids to behave properly in a restaurant.

6 Resolutions for Better Toddler Behavior

From dealing with defiance to constant power struggles, handling toddler behavior can be tough. To help your kid stick to your limits, make these smart resolutions to improve how you deal with your toddler's difficult behaviors.

Good Behavior Games for Preschoolers

Tired of nagging your child to do the right thing? Skip the lecture! Instead, add these super-fun ways to teach honesty, responsibility, compassion, patience, and more to your parenthood playbook. (We promise she won't even notice the lesson.)

Table for Three: Tips for Dining Out with Toddlers

Yes, you can eat out with your child. This advice will help you handle whatever drama she dishes out.

Are You Raising Rude Eaters?

Want your kids to stop eating with their hands, burping, and making inappropriate remarks about the food? Try these simple fixes for better table manners.

5 Ways to Teach Manners to Preschoolers

Now's the time to show your child the importance of being nice.

Handling Bathroom Humor

Here's hope and help for handling your child's bathroom humor.

The Return of Respect!

Oh, baby, it's a rude world -- which is why it's more important than ever that we teach our kids this classic value.

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.

Manners for Toddlers

It's never too early to encourage your child to be polite. Begin with these four basics.

How to Brat-Proof Your Child

Teach the values kids need to be nice.

Please Don't Do That! How to Handle Inappropriate Toddler Behavior

It sometimes seems that toddlers do mortifying stuff at the worst moments just to drive you crazy, but the truth is that kids this age are naturally uninhibited. The good news is that these publicly humiliating moments get a lot easier to deal with once you understand why they happen. And you can encourage better behavior without making your child feel ashamed in the process. Read on for tips on managing the most common offenses.

Make Family Mealtime Enjoyable

Guess who came to dinner but wouldn't stay seated? Use these expert strategies to coax your kid to relax and enjoy a family meal.

Dinnertime Discipline

Put an end to mealtime oh-no-you-don'ts and raise kids who will be welcome at any table.

Manners & Responsibility: Getting Your Child to Listen

Are your kids ignoring you? Our video has the best tips to get them to listen.

Teach Your Child How to Write a Simple Thank-You Note

Writing thank-you notes is an important skill. See how to help your kids say "thanks" the right way.

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: Raising Responsible Pet Owners

Are your kids begging for a pet? Watch this before bringing Fido or Fluffy home, so you can help your children understand how to care for an animal.

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.

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