Manners

Teaching kids about good manners starts by reminding your child to say please and thank you. Here you'll learn how to encourage good manners and proper etiquette including, how to behave at the table, on play dates, at restaurants, and more.

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Don't Ban Children From Restaurants, Teach Them How to Act

A restaurant in Germany has implemented a policy where children under 14 are banned from eating there. Is this a dish of intolerance and ignorance? Mom of two, Erica Lamberg, sure thinks it is.

4 Ways to Handle Your Kids' Embarrassing Comments

You can teach your child what's appropriate to say while helping her find her own voice. 

3 Ways to Raise a Caring Toddler

Your child is learning to read other people’s feelings. Teach her the right way to respond.

Confessions of a Grown-Up: I Was a Bad Example

Inevitably, all new parents learn that now that they’re the adults in the family, they must pay scrupulous attention to what they say—and don’t say—when kids are around. 

Good Behavior Games for Preschoolers

Tired of nagging your child to do the right thing? Skip the lecture! Instead, add these super-fun ways to teach honesty, responsibility, compassion, patience, and more to your parenthood playbook. (We promise she won't even notice the lesson.)

Manners for Toddlers

It's never too early to encourage your child to be polite. Begin with these four basics.

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Please Don't Do That! How to Handle Inappropriate Toddler Behavior

It sometimes seems that toddlers do mortifying stuff at the worst moments just to drive you crazy, but the truth is that kids this age are naturally uninhibited. The good news is that these publicly humiliating moments get a lot easier to deal with once you understand why they happen. And you can encourage better behavior without making your child feel ashamed in the process. Read on for tips on managing the most common offenses.