10 Lead by example. When you're talking to other adults, model good social skills. Don't talk about other adults in front of your kids and don't model negative interactions-kids pick up on things from seeing your interactions with others, O'Donnell says.
Liz DeCarlo, who lives in Darien, is the calendar editor at Chicago Parent as well as the mother of Anthony, 12, Emma, 10, and Grace, 8.
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