Behavioral Development

Learn how to guide your kid through his behavioral development. Plus: Try these ideas for building self-esteem.

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What to Do If Your Child Loves to Eavesdrop

Eavesdropping is a common childhood habit. But there are adult conversations you don't want your kid listening to. Experts explain how to put a halt to this totally normal but not always desired behavior.

I'm a Mom and a Professional Organizer: Here's How I Get My Kids to Keep Their Stuff in Order

Whether it's through laundry games or clever ways to make a bed, there are fun ways to get kids to organize and maintain their own space from an early age. This also builds confidence, empowerment, and a happy home life for everyone.

Help Stop Your Kids From Regressing Milestones During the Pandemic

It's not unusual for kids to regress in behavior during the pandemic. But don't panic. There are ways to help your child get back on their typical track.

Why I'm Teaching My Kid All About Failure

Success rarely comes without struggles. Parents columnist Jenny Mollen explains why she’s making it her priority to teach her kids how to keep trying no matter what.

How to See Things From Your Kid's Point of View

When you find yourself desperately trying to talk some sense into your child as she whines, cries, or freaks out even more, try stepping into her shoes instead.

How to Raise a Kid With Ambition

So you inherited your parents’ work ethic and want to pass on the same motivation to the next generation? Experts explain how you can teach it to your children.

More Behavioral Development

I Thought My Child Was Just Misbehaving But It Was Really Oppositional Defiant Disorder

When a child is angry, irritable, argumentative, defiant, or vindictive for at least six months, they may receive a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

What To Do When Your Kid’s Imaginary Friend is a Troublemaker

I became worried when my 6-year-old started blaming his imaginary friend Jack-Jack anytime he broke the rules. But experts explain why it's not a reason to fret and offer tips to deal with an imaginary friend that causes trouble around the house.

Do School Shooting Drills Traumatize Kids?

About 95 percent of schools undergo some sort of lockdown or intruder drill. Experts explain how this affects your child.