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Teaching Manners

5 Ways to Foster Gratitude in Children

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Thanksgiving is a meaningful time for many families across the country. It's a time to reflect on, and to give thanks for, life's bountiful gifts. Along with empathy, understanding the importance of expressing gratitude is something that you can actually teach your child, and Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to start.

The Number One Word You Should Always Use WIth Your Grandchildren

Honey Good | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

There are days that I turn on the TV and I am appalled at what is going on in our society. Every day the news shows us another story where someone did something so awful. It seems so many people have lost the values that many of us were brought up with. I have to wonder -- where is the responsibility? Where is the discipline? Where is the leadership? Where are the standards?

8 Reasons Your Kid Won't Write Thank You Notes

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

This may be the easiest post I ever wrote. You want eight reasons why your child doesn't write thank-you notes? Here you go.

Can't You Just Text Me?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Robert M. Myers

If you want to make an impression today, put your phone away when you are at a social function. If someone invites you to dinner, focus on that person, not your phone. If you are invited to someone's home, leave your phone in the car and engage in some conversation.

The Word Young People Should Use More

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I'd like to start a movement to bring Ma'am to every city in America, starting with my own. While I admit that being called Ma'am made me feel a tad older, the truth is, I am older.

The Trouble with Mr. and Mrs.

Nina Badzin | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Nina Badzin

Does it bother you when kids call you Mr. or Mrs.? If so, why? On the flip side, if you're teaching your children to say Mr. and Mrs., how do you handle it when adults tell your children otherwise?