What should you do with your princess?
“These days, adolescents have less fear of being sassy, mouthy or disrespectful to their parents and other adults in public,” says Lehman. “I think if they're acting that way in public, then you can correct them in public. Say, ‘Don’t talk to me that way, I don’t like it.’ If the rude attitude doesn't stop, then take them to the car. If your child is being smart alecky to other adults, you can use the same technique. Say ‘Don't talk to Mrs. Smith that way, I don't like it.’ If your child persists, you can say, “Let's go. Goodbye, Mrs. Smith.” Take your child and leave. By the way, if it's another parent's child being rude to you, I still think you can say, ‘Don't talk to me that way, Tommy, I don't like it.’