Ungrateful Child? 7 Holiday Gaffes and How to Deal

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The Observationalist

"Wow, Aunt Jessica got really big!" Ah, kids. You have to admit they have a way with words. Unfortunately, those blunt words can hurt feelings, especially when visiting distant relatives who aren't always around. While you can't fault your little one for telling the truth, you can quickly redirect his attention so he doesn't make anymore astute observations. Later, you can talk about how that might hurt Aunt Jessica's feelings and give him ideas for a compliment to make instead.