9 Things That (May) Scar Your Kid For Life

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Keep It Civil

Never argue with another adult in front of your child or her friends. If you have an issue with a teacher, talk to her in private. If you have a problem with another parent (something that's becoming all too common at school sporting events) don't start an argument. Again, it may be a minor thing to you, but it can be beyond embarrassing to your kid and can even have long-term negative effects.