manners

  1. Parenting Tips & Advice

    What to do when your kid drops the f-bomb

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    You can't believe your little angel not only dropped the f-bomb (or another just-as-unsightly curse word), but she used it...
  2. Etiquette Rules

    In a pickle: What to do if you don't like your restaurant meal

    For some people, it's easy to inform the waiter you don't like your meal and get something different. But what about those of us...
  3. Mom & Dad

    When your child points at someone "different"

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    Kids say the darndest things at the worst moments, often to the embarrassment of their parents. So it comes as no shock when a child...
  4. Mom & Dad

    Should parents clean up after their kids in restaurants?

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    Two military moms got booted out of a cafe because their kids were messy. And to make matters worse, the owner of the cafe took a...
  5. School Age Kids

    What to do about your child’s dying social skills

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    In a world dominated by digital communication, parents worry about their children’s ability to develop the necessary face-to-face...
  6. Baby & Toddler

    When it stops being cute: Behaviors you should nip in the bud

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    Behaviors that are developmentally-appropriate at age 2 stop being cute at 8 and can become quite obnoxious at 15. As children...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Teaching phone manners to kids

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    Got manners? Learning proper manners for using the telephone is an important life skill for your kids. Whether they are old enough...
  8. Preschoolers

    Magic words make a difference

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    Emily Post might have been on to something. Beyond the social niceties of “please” and “thank you,” basic manners actually serve as...
  9. Baby & Toddler

    How to teach your toddler table manners

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    If there is one lesson you have probably learned as a parent, it is to expect the most embarrassing moments to occur at the most...
  10. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Funny and embarrassing things kids say

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    You're out and about with your child. You feel confident that you have taught your child good manners and how to behave in public....
  11. Parenting Tips & Advice

    When Mommy has a potty mouth

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    You know that swearing isn't a great quality, obviously. And you definitely don’t want your child dropping f-bombs. But what if it’s...
  12. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Manners matter

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    Our style of communication has become more relaxed and casual. This is fine for a text or email, but don't let this lack of...
  13. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Polite kids: Common courtesies, revisited

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    As parents, it's our responsibility to provide our children with an awareness of others and the skills they'll need to be the kind...
  14. Hobbies

    3 Reasons a thank-you card rocks

    Writing and sending thank-you cards takes very little time and reaps huge rewards.
  15. Living

    Handwritten thank-you notes

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    When was the last time you received a hand written thank-you note in the mail? It's been a while, hasn't it? And most likely, it was...
  16. Parenting Humor

    What's my name again? What should kids call you

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    If a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, would an authority figure who goes by their first name be just as authoritative?...
  17. School Age Kids

    Why teach kids some old-fashioned decorum?

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    In our age of social networking, kids are more focused on updating their Facebook profiles and creating emoticons than on...
  18. Entertaining

    Engagement party etiquette: Guests, gifts and more

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    Although engagement parties are hardly a rarity in the realm of celebrations, they’re less common than other pre-wedding festivities...
  19. School Age Kids

    6 positive ways to teach your child manners

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    Do your child’s manners leave a little something to be desired? From saying “please” and “thank you” to greeting guests when they...
  20. Preschoolers

    Manners for preschoolers

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    Your children first learn manners at home. From your instruction and example, children establish a basic understanding of how they...