Q: My husband’s sister swears around my kids — not the language (or example) I want them exposed to. What do I do?
A: Talk to your sister-in-law directly. Say, “Jenna, you may not realize it, but the kids hang on your every word. Could you please keep down the cursing when you’re around them? Thanks; I really appreciate it!” If she doesn’t respond positively, then enlist your husband’s help.