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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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.

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.

The Chore Challenge: Teaching Kids Responsibility

Discover the secret to getting your kid to set the table or tidy her room without being constantly on her case about it.

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.

Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

We all want to keep our children safe: The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can make all the difference.

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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8 Ways to Help Kids Make New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions aren't just for adults! Here are simple and practical ways to help your growing kids make New Year's resolutions.

8 Smart (and Fun!) New Year's Resolutions Kids Can Make

Help your child choose a specific, achievable resolution to set him up for success in the New Year.

This Mom Sent a Thank-You Note to the Cop Who Arrested Her Daughter on Spring Break

She was happy her teen got home safely, and hopes she learned an important lesson.