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Have Clear Consequences
If rude behavior becomes a repeating problem you can’t avoid, and you’ve tried working through it, you’ll need consequences. Again, this isn’t your kid, so these consequences need to be more natural than punitive. If you can run them by their parents first, that’s the best choice.

Some children need boundaries and consequences more than others. Telling a kid that if they can’t follow the rules/be a good friend/use kind words then they will have a consequence might be the black and white kind of direction they need. You can use consequences that are easy to to enforce and fit the crime, like not being able to play at your house for a week or needing to take a break from the group. Make sure that you let their parents know as well so that the truth doesn’t get lost in kid to parent translation later.