For example, when your child knows she will lose a privilege such as watching TV or staying up later on the weekends, she is less likely to behave rudely.
Discussing these rules with her when you make them ensures she is fully aware of the rules and the consequences.
Your waiter “offers” you bottled water, but you choose tap.
One, when in Rome, and two, frankly it’s a lot easier than responding and rejecting, something I have always been very bad at and extremely uneasy doing.
If you get approached by someone you don’t find attractive, for whatever reason, you simply hit delete and move on. I began adapting to these odd new cultural mores, for a couple of reasons.
The way you address rude behavior from your child might differ from the way other parents address rude behavior from their own children.
According to psychologist James Lehman (1946-2010) at Empoweringparents.com, the rude behaviors your child exhibits should be addressed according to their level of harm.
“You pick your battles in life, and when health and body are at stake, it’s just not worth the trouble.