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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant: Is the Internet killing kids’ manners?

From elsewhere in The Post: Tracy Grant was recently taken aback when two children, ages 10 and 14, began separate e-mails to her with “Dear Tracy” instead of “Ms. Grant.”

“I’ve never really thought of myself as the kind of person who wags a finger and says, ‘Kids these days have no respect for their elders,’ but I confess that’s kind of how I felt,” Grant writes in her latest column.

Grant spoke with Emily Yoffe, the author of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column to find out whether communicating electronically has “blurred the definition of manners so much that it was unfair of me to bristle.”

Read Grant’s column to find out what Yoffe says about proper e-mail etiquette and how kids refer to adults.

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012

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