Social Development

Help your child develop lifelong social skills. From elementary school to high school, we have plenty of tips and advice on manners, social situations, and so much more.

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Meet 4 of the Kindest Families in America
What does it look like when a whole family spreads goodness in the world? Read on to meet four incredibly caring clans, nominated by Parents readers and chosen by judges who know a thing or two about sharing the love.
Your Kids Can Suffer Burnout Too-Here's How to Help Them
If your child constantly strives for perfection, they'll likely face burnout just like you do. Help them develop healthy, balanced habits so your child can thrive in their environment.
4 Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Nice to Their Younger Siblings
More than one little one in the family? Here's how to make them all get along.
11-Year-Old Made it His Mission to Make Strangers Laugh During the Pandemic
Ethan LyBrand would normally be traveling around the country to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy. But during the pandemic, he connected with people by sharing one joke a day on social media.
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This Maryland Teacher Found the Secret to Keeping Kids Engaged During Distance Learning: Hip-Hop
Michael Doggett has teaching in his blood, but it was a newfound talent—hip-hop—that became his true calling and took his connection to students to the next level.
This Brooklyn Doctor Is Fighting for Equal Health Care for People of Color
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black Americans. That’s why Dr. Uché Blackstock has made it her mission to advocate for better health outcomes for people of color.

4 Kid Milestones That Help Them Become Kinder Adults

Developmental experts explain how children learn to be kind from preschool to grade school, and offer ways parents can encourage their budding caring qualities.