Teaching Family Values

Try these tips and ideas to teach your child family values, including how to build character and make good choices down the road.

How to Teach Kids to Accept Responsibility for Their Actions

Encourage your kid to stop the blame game and start accepting responsibility.

5 Crafts Kids Can Make for a Good Cause

Parents magazine worked with charities across the country to create projects that help kids and animals in need, all while teaching your own children the spirit of giving.

This Father-Daughter Morning Mirror Motivation Sesh Is Everything We Need

You might want to steal this daddy-daughter duo's morning routine for yourself.

5 Books to Help You Raise a Globally Minded Child

Saira Siddiqui, founder of Confessions of a Muslim MOMmaholic, shares her top picks.

Dad's Simple But Powerful Bullying Lesson for His Son Has a Lot to Teach Parents, Too

Standing "O" of the day goes to this Arizona dad who really, truly gets it when it comes to helping, well, basically everyone cope with bullying.

Kids to the Rescue: 4 Brave Kids Save Lives

Would your son or daughter know how to handle an emergency? Meet four brave children who prove heroes come in all sizes.

Manners & Responsibility: Chores Kids Can (and Should) Do

Can't get your kids to pitch in around the house? Find out how to get them involved with chores.

This 5-Year-Old Girl Dressed Up as 28 Iconic Women for Black History Month

A Seattle mom helped her daughter dress up as Harriet Tubman, Toni Morrison, Misty Copeland, and even more amazing black women for Black History Month.

Manners & Responsibility: Eating Out with Kids at Restaurants

Going out to eat with the family? See how to teach your kids to behave properly in a restaurant.

These 10 Outdoorsy Organizations Make It Easy to Raise a Nature-Lover

There are more opportunities than ever for kids to commune with nature. Our list of national organizations proves that planning an outdoor family adventure doesn't have to be stressful or epic--or even cost a dime.

8 Ways Kids Can Give Thanks

By nurturing a sense of gratitude from an early age, your children will learn to appreciate big and small blessings.

11 Celeb Moms' Best Quotes About Being (and Raising!) a Feminist

These famous moms have been amazingly outspoken about what it means to be--and raise--a feminist. It's hard not to be inspired by their quotes.

That Time I Won Parenting

Forget #parentingfails, in this month's letter from the editor, Parents' Liz Vaccariello celebrates a heartwarming win--and invites you to share yours, too!

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners Toddlers Should Know

It's never too early to encourage polite behavior. See age-appropriate tips for teaching your tot proper manners.

Take It From a Family Who JUST Lost a Pet: This Research About Kids' Grief Will Help

A new study looks at how kids make sense of losing a pet; and it seems they may be wiser than even their parents!

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners All Kids Should Know

Does your child need help practicing manners? See three manners all kids should know.

Mom Petitions Stores: Sell Health Food and Kids' Lit at Check Out, Not Junk Food and Tabloids

Is this mom doing the right thing or dodging parental responsibility with her plea to grocery stores about what they sell at the register?

Girl Scouts Channel Groundbreaking Female Figures for Women's History Month

In an inspiring Women's History Month photo shoot, these Girl Scouts posed as historic heroines such as Amelia Earhart and current-day icons like Whoopi Goldberg.

Manners & Responsibility: Answering the Phone

Does your child know what to say when she answers the phone? Get tips on teaching her to answer politely and effectively.

You Have to See This Mom's Response When Her Daughter Was Bullied for Her Skin Color

We love the way this mom helped her daughter deal with bullies at school.

6 Holiday Activities for Kids That Focus on Giving

Switch your focus from receiving to giving this holiday season with these fun family acitivities.

5 Latin Heroes and Heroines to Tell Your Kids About

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we asked our readers which modern-day Latino hero they're most excited to tell their kids about.

Parents Worry More About Sex Than Violence in Movies

A new study shows parents are more worried about kids being exposed to sex scenes than graphic violence in movies.

How to Deal with Post-Holiday Gift Backlash

Here's some advice on prepping for your kids' possibly less-than-perfect reaction to their holiday gifts.

Let's Turn Sibling Conflicts into Growth Opportunities

Our instinct may be to separate our kids when they get into spats, but maybe we should be viewing these fights as an opportunity to help them develop some much-needed life skills.

Teach Your Child How to Write a Simple Thank-You Note

Writing thank-you notes is an important skill. See how to help your kids say "thanks" the right way.