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My children are 7, 5, and 3-years-old. They love to talk a lot and talk off track whenever they are with a family member they haven't seen in a long time. We are going to be spending the Christmas holiday with family members. How do I get them to talk less and sensibly? – Bukola

A: Tell your children that you love that they are outspoken, but explain that adults don't like the bad habit of talking too much. You can try role-playing with them by pretending you're the child with the bad manner of talking too much. Encourage them to evaluate the behavior. Practice with them several times before your trip to help them build their emotional intelligence to talk less, listen more and ask more. And by so doing, you will help them a good impression.

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