By Leslie Crawford
“The fact is: kids notice difference,” says Betsy Brown Braun, the bestselling author of Just Tell Me What to Say. And without a more advanced censoring mechanism, they will likely point it out — often at the worst moment. What’s important, says Braun, is to make sure neither party — your child nor the person your child has noticed — feels offended or embarrassed. Here’s her MO in these potentially difficult moments:
“We want to acknowledge that they’ve noticed the difference. So in a quiet voice say, ‘We’re going to talk about it more when we get outside the market.’ If your child keeps going, say, ‘I don’t know how that lady feels about that nose. She might love it or not love it but we’re going to talk about it when we get out of the store.’”
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