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Don't Chastise Them When They Forget

Reprimanding kids who misbehave is a knee-jerk reaction, but de Muyshondt says that's not the best response when dealing with manners.

"Most kids go running the other way or the eyes start rolling to the back of their head," she says. "They tune their parents out." She adds that it is "downright humiliating" for a child to be scolded in front of other people. Instead, let it go and focus on future lessons.

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