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Manners and Values

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Yes, boys wrestle, get muddy and play with trucks. But shifting gender roles are shaping a new 21st-century man. Here's how to raise sons to be modern men.
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The word "retarded" has, regrettably, become a part of the popular culture, and prying it out of the vernacular is going to take some patient work
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We asked parents across the country to share the family values and traditions most important to them—and what we found surprised even the experts.
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From style to sense of humor, kids can inherit traits that aren't genetic. Find out the science behind how that works
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Tips for how to fundraise successfully. Plus, how to deal with fundraising overload. 
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There is no better way to spend holidays than by giving back to the community with your kids. The VolunteerSpot team shares how to volunteer as a family this year.
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Reheating the family dinner traditions of my youth didn't work with my kids. Here's what did: letting them add the spice.  
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Four simple ways kids can become involved in volunteering
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Plus, why participating in community service together is important for your own family's connection 
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Raise caring children who understand the importance of volunteering
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Tips for the best ways to fundraise successfully 
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Family volunteering is a win-win! Here are some charities that welcome the entire brood
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Three easy ways to re-teach good manners for kids after the post-holiday "gimme" season
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From sibling rivalry to public tantrums, learn discipline tricks for toddler behavior problems
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Be prepared with these brief and effective replies
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Your son comes bounding off the school bus and drops the F-bomb. What's up with that? Kids this age--and especially boys--often curse to fit in or...
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Life won't always gift your child with exactly his heart's desire. But there are ways you can make sure that, underneath it all, he learns to appreciate what he has.
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Easy discipline tricks that will end whining and battles with your toddler. 
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Why toddlers run naked, play in dirt, climb into boxes, and more
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You can't fight (or win) every conflict with your kid. Here's how to find the middle ground.
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How to deal with your child's pals that you don't like, whether they're scary-naughty, annoying, or mean
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Tips to deal with your child's attitude as she grows into a teenager
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What to tell your kids when they say, "It's not fair!"
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Why they say one thing and then do another -- and how to know what they really want
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Skill: using a fork and spoon When he'll get it: Some kids start trying to use utensils for eating—rather than banging on their feeding...

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