9 Things That (May) Scar Your Kid For Life

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Avoid Your Kid's Friends

Back when you had a toddler, it was perfectly okay to walk along talking to yourself, dressed in 10-year-old sweatpants while you burped at will. Those days are gone, at least when you're with a sensitive youngster.

Keep a healthy distance when you bump into any of your child's friends in a public place, like a mall or park. If it's unavoidable, say a quick hello but don't dawdle; your child will thank you later.