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Manners and Values

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Your 1-year-old loves to sit at the table with you. But he also loves to fling her food and shriek. You: A. Feed him in the kitchen, with a...
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Q  My eight-year-old daughter is a very picky eater and won't even sit still at the dinner table. This is not usually a problem at home, but now...
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Now that your child is talking and getting out in the world, she's going to start meeting more grown-ups whom she's not related to. How should she...
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When it comes to torture, we could all learn a thing or two from kids. Who knows better than they how to extract most anything they want within...
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While saying no to your toddler is often necessary, it isn't fun for either of you. To cut down: Replace \"no\" with \"yes.\" Try "We sit on the...
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In this guide: Your baby's first friend How social skills develop The importance of parallel play Helping a shy child Top...
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Even a kid with lots of energy to try out a new toy may plead exhaustion when it comes to writing the thank-you note for it. It can feel like...
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Q: I warned my friend to babyproof before our visit, but she didn't  -- and my 13-month-old cracked a vase. Do I have to pay for it?
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Easy ways to help your kids develop empathy, kindness, and a sense of responsibility toward others
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Recently, a friend's 6-year-old was over playing with my two kids. When she asked for a snack, I said, "Sure, honey, hold on for a few minutes." Five...
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When your child's eating dinner at a friend's house (and you're not around to monitor manners), here's how to make sure she's still a gracious guest...
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When James Radcliff was 3, he often had trouble sleeping through the night and would call out, Mom! But when she didn't respond right away, he'd call...
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Q. At 7 and 8 years old, my sons have yet to learn when to say "please" and "thank you," or how to make good eye contact with others. For years, I...
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Q. I felt awful when my 3-year-old pointed at an obese woman and yelled, "She's fat!" How should I have handled it?A. A child this age is like a...
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Standing in line at the supermarket, your 4-year-old points at the customer in front of you and says loudly, "That lady is fat." Or...
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Q. When I got home from work at seven o'clock last night, I found on my answering machine the following message, which had been left at nine-thirty...
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Q. At 1 PM last Saturday, two hours before my 5-year-old daughter's birthday party was to start, the telephone rang. On the other end was the mother...

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