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.

Why Are Toddlers So Moody?

Laughing one minute, crying the next. How to deal with ever-changing toddler emotions.

Teaching Kids to Mind Their Manners

Take a bite out of bad behavior with expert tips on raising a polite child.

Does Your Kid Have an Attitude Problem?

Welcome to the Age of Insolence. Find out how to rein in back talk at every age.

3 Ways to Raise a Caring Toddler

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

Table for Three: Tips for Dining Out with Toddlers

Yes, you can eat out with your child. This advice will help you handle whatever drama she dishes out.

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.

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.

Make Family Mealtime Enjoyable

Guess who came to dinner but wouldn't stay seated? Use these expert strategies to coax your kid to relax and enjoy a family meal.

5 Table Manners Every Kid Should Know

Even toddlers can start learning how to be good dinner guests. Registered dietitians (and moms!) offer their advice on how to teach them.

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.)

6 Resolutions for Better Toddler Behavior

From dealing with defiance to constant power struggles, handling toddler behavior can be tough. To help your kid stick to your limits, make these smart resolutions to improve how you deal with your toddler's difficult behaviors.

Are You Raising Rude Eaters?

Want your kids to stop eating with their hands, burping, and making inappropriate remarks about the food? Try these simple fixes for better table manners.

5 Ways to Teach Manners to Preschoolers

Now's the time to show your child the importance of being nice.

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.

The Return of Respect!

Oh, baby, it's a rude world -- which is why it's more important than ever that we teach our kids this classic value.

Handling Bathroom Humor

Here's hope and help for handling your child's bathroom humor.

Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Table Manners

Do your kids have bad table manners? Help your kids learn how to behave at mealtime.

How to Brat-Proof Your Child

Teach the values kids need to be nice.

Manners & Responsibility: Getting Your Child to Listen

Are your kids ignoring you? Our video has the best tips to get them to listen.

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners All Kids Should Know

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

Dinnertime Discipline

Put an end to mealtime oh-no-you-don'ts and raise kids who will be welcome at any table.

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.

Manners for Toddlers

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

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.

Manners & Responsibility: Raising Responsible Pet Owners

Are your kids begging for a pet? Watch this before bringing Fido or Fluffy home, so you can help your children understand how to care for an animal.

Manners & Responsibility: Kids at Parties

Kids love birthday parties and other celebrations, but they can also get rowdy at these gatherings. See how to teach them to be on their best behavior at parties.