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Miss Manners by Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin

Responding to Unintentionally Hurtful Remarks on Parenting

DEAR MISS MANNERS: When I offer my grandchildren a second helping or a snack, they say, “I’m good,” which they learned from their father.

What would be your response to this?

GENTLE READER: ”Well, that remains to be seen. But would you like some more chicken?”

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