Sunday, August 24, 2008

Grown-ups show own bad behavior at kid parties

In this age of hyper-planned children's parties, it's not just the kid who pokes his finger in the frosting who has become a party pooper - it's his parents, too.

Occasional etiquette missteps are usually greeted with patience. Busy parents don't expect perfection from one another. But serial offenders have some parents steaming, a situation that puts their kids in an awkward position.

If you're a parent or grandparent who spends time on the preschool party circuit, here are some thoughts from the experts on how best to navigate this social scene.

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