6 things kids should always be scolded for

No need to think twice — these scenarios signal that it's time to lay down the law.

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It’s an absolute law of family dynamics (if not the universe) that grandparent visits are for three things: staying up until midnight, toy aisle binges, and 8-pound desserts.

“Typically the role of the grandparents is to spoil the child—have them for a bit, give them ice cream for breakfast, and send them home,” says Sylvie de Toledo, founder of the organization Grandparents as Parents and co-author of Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide to Raising a Second Family.

“But it’s important for grandparents to have a sense of how the parents discipline, so there’s a consistency.” The goal of these visits is to make lasting memories, of course. But grandparents should also know when it’s appropriate, if not mandatory, to lay down a little law.

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