Q: Help! Yesterday, my young son pointed to a man at the grocery store and yelled, “Look at his big, fat belly, Mommy!” I was mortified and at a complete loss for words knowing the man must have heard what he said, but I just shuffled away and avoided the situation. What can I do if this happens again?
A: Ah, the candor of children! Calmly tell your son to quiet down and then apologize for him to the other shopper. Later, explain to your child that he shouldn’t say things that hurt other people’s feelings.