Dear Prudence video: My stepsons tell my mother she looks old and frumpy.

Help! My Stepsons Call My Mother Old and Frumpy to Her Face.

Advice on manners and morals.
Aug. 28 2013 10:00 AM

Dear Prudence: Insensitive Stepsons

My stepsons tell my mother she looks old and frumpy. How should I correct them?

In this week's video, Prudie counsels a woman whose rich stepsons are rude to her less-wealthy parents.

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