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by Abigail Van Buren

Playground Talk Turns Serious When Pushy Teacher Interferes

DEAR ABBY: When you marry, should you address your new in-laws as "Mom and Dad" or "Mr. and Mrs." or by their first names? -- WONDERING IN LAKELAND, FLA.

DEAR WONDERING: I wish all of the questions put to me were as easy to answer as this one: ASK the person how he or she prefers to be addressed.