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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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.

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.

This 8-Year-Old Surprises Nurses & Doctors with Thanks During the Pandemic

Placing signs reading “Heroes Live Here” at the homes of local frontline workers was Addison Watrous Lowry’s way of spreading joy in her community.

12-Year-Old Delivers Essential Care Packages to the Homeless and Elderly

Through his nonprofit Project I Am, Jahkil Jackson wants to prove kids can be change agents and make a difference in their communities.

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These 2 Teens Step in to Care for Their 4-Year-Old Sister as Their Parents Save Lives

With a firefighter paramedic dad and an E.R. nurse mom, the pandemic could’ve easily taken a toll on the Licea family. But along with their three kids, these brave parents proved nothing can tear them apart.

7 Ways to Fix Your Child’s Unkind Behavior

On the road to altruism, there are sure to be speed bumps. Here’s how to correct not-so-nice behavior when you see it.

For Parents in 2020, Raising Kind Kids is Most Important

We want our kids to be happy. We want them to do well. But, according to the first-ever Parents Value Study, most of all, we want them to be forces of good in this world.