Teaching Responsibility

Help your kid learn to take responsibility for their actions with these helpful ideas from the pros. Plus: What you need to know about helping your child become socially responsible, too.

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How I Taught My Black Son About Racism

Watching him learn hard lessons about the past made me focus on the right way to teach him about the future.
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Check Out This Mom's Hilarious Bathroom Instructions for Kids

Vlogger Kristina Kuzmic understands the ongoing struggle of trying to keep the family bathroom clean, and she finally came up with the perfect solution!
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Watch: Judge Allows 5-Year-Old to Choose Dad's Punishment in Court and It's Adorable

You have to see this video of a hearing in which the judge asked a 5-year-old boy to decide his dad's punishment for a parking infraction.
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Your Child's First Smartphone: 5 Things to Consider Before You Buy

Considering getting your child a smartphone? See how one mom navigated the tricky terrain of what to buy—and how to teach her son to safely operate in the digital world.
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10 Life Skills to Teach Your Child by Age 10

Your child is more capable than you realize. Even your preschooler can begin to learn these essential life lessons.
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Raising a Black Boy in America

I first wrote about raising my son for Parents in 2003 when he was 5. Now, he is 21 years old and I look back on my original essay with the perspective of the never-ending litany of injustices here in America and the hope that this is the generation that will make a change.
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Here's Why Your 18-Year-Old May Soon Be Able to Drink in Illinois

A proposed bill in Illinois would let 18- to 20-year-olds drink beer and wine in restaurants with their parents' permission.