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.

3 Ways to Raise a Caring Toddler

Your child is learning to read other people's feelings. Teach her the right way to respond.

Teaching Kids to Mind Their Manners

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

Does Your Kid Have an Attitude Problem?

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

Why Are Toddlers So Moody?

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

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.

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.

Manners & Responsibility: Getting Your Child to Listen

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

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.

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.)

Manners for Toddlers

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

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.

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.

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.

Dinnertime Discipline

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

How to Brat-Proof Your Child

Teach the values kids need to be nice.

Confessions of a Grown-Up: I Was a Bad Example

Inevitably, all new parents learn that now that they're the adults in the family, they must pay scrupulous attention to what they say--and don't say--when kids are around.

Handling Bathroom Humor

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

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners All Kids Should Know

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

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.

Manners & Responsibility: Kids at Parties

Kids love birthday parties and other celebrations, but they can also get rowdy at these gatherings. See how to teach them to be on their best behavior at parties.

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.

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.

close