Discipline & Behavior Top Stories

Grandkids come with a whole new set of rules. Learn how to deal with toddler tantrums, tween texting, and teenage angst.

How to Manage Kids' Expectations — In an Age of Entitlement

By Caila Ball | Discipline & Behavior

Experts confirm it: Kids today are more entitled than ever. Here's how to manage their expectations and keep kids on track.

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6 Things Kids Should Always Be Scolded For

By Jeff Vrabel | Discipline & Behavior

No need to think twice — these scenarios signal that it's time to lay down the law.

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Spanking Your Grandchild: Is It Right or Wrong?

By Lambeth Hochwald | Discipline & Behavior

Experts put an end to the spanking debate.

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"Please Pass the Manners!"

By Bev Beckham | Discipline & Behavior

Columnist Bev Beckham invites over an etiquette expert to teach her grandkids a thing or two about being polite.

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Is the Thank-You Note Dead?

By Kristen Sturt | Discipline & Behavior

Handwritten gratitude goes a long way—so we found these easy tips to get kids to start writing them.

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How to Get Grandkids to Clean Up After Themselves

By Lambeth Hochwald | Discipline & Behavior

If you’re tired of nagging them to tidy up, read on for our age-by-age guide to (gently) urging them to help out.

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Teen Drinking Dangers: How You Can Help

By Brittany Hutzel | Discipline & Behavior

With the help of Mothers Against Drunking Driving (MADD), we examine the facts, risks, and real dangers associated with teenage drinking.

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Managing Rude Grandchild Behavior

By Lambeth Hochwald | Discipline & Behavior

Learn constructive ways to respond when your grandteens (or tweens) challenge you with rude behavior.

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Is She Ready to Date?

By Kathleen Curtis Wilson | Discipline & Behavior

Helping a granddaughter navigate the uncharted territory of a first date.

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Who's in Charge Here?

By Ruth Nemzoff | Discipline & Behavior

The author of a new book on getting along with your children shares tips for ending generational clashes over discipline

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Compatibility Horoscope

How well do you get along with your grandchild and other family members? Want to know if your personalities mesh?

Find out here.