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Grandparent Etiquette

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I am a single mom with a 6-year-old girl. Both sets of grandparents live close by, and she is very close to both of them.

I am trying to teach her that when we visit, she is to say hello, hug, etc. to each one when we arrive. She fights me on this and goes to the one she prefers and then ignores the other. She is very animated, opinionated, and strong-headed, which are attributes I admire at times; but her backtalk to me is getting out of control, it usually is accompanied with the attitude of a tween! I remind, reprimand, punish, take away privileges, and it doesn't seem to be getting better. In front of her grandparents, she tends to get worse with the backtalk/disrespect. Any advice?

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