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Melinda Ablard Smith

Once upon a time, Miss Manners surely would have insisted that young boys bow and little girls curtsey when introduced to adults. Read more

Parenting

You probably know your child’s height and weight. You may even know his blood type or IQ. But you may not know the one factor that could help you and your child avoid frazzled nerves, hurt feelings and tense confrontations: his personality ... Read more

Parenting

When it comes to cultivating good citizenship in your children, actions definitely speak louder than words. It’s important to discuss politics with your children and to vote, which keeps power in the hands of the people and holds elected of... Read more

Parenting

According to recent studies, an epidemic of narcissistic behavior— fueled by an increasing overemphasis on individualism and self-focus—is wreacking havoc on society. So what can you do to immunize your child against the prevailing self-cen... Read more

Parenting