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.

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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Why It's Never Okay to Spank a Child

By Andrea Atkins | Discipline & Behavior

New research indicates spanking could lower kids' IQ and lead to serious behavioral problems down the road.

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Kids' Biggest Discipline Problems, Solved!

By The Editors | Discipline & Behavior

From tantrums to disrespect to dinner issues, global parenting expert Jo Frost has seen it all. Now, she's doling out her best advice for grandparents.

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Teaching Kids How to Fail Successfully

By Julie Weingarden Dubin | Discipline & Behavior

Tips to help them tackle life and overcome obstacles with less fear.

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4 Life Lessons Every Grandparent Should Teach Their Grandkids

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Discipline & Behavior

These core values give kids a great foundation for living a successful life.

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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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"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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