Are the family members rude or is it your husband that is being rude? For rude family members, I'd stop going over their house and stop inviting them over mine. If they asked why, I would say "I want my children to respect their family and their elders. They aren't learning to do this because others are setting a bad example. When my kids are old enough, they can form their own opinions about their family members. Right now, they're little and need to learn to respect adults. If people can't treat each other with kindness, they can't be around my kids. Sorry, I hope you understand that this teaches them poor manners." (I've had to do it myself so I feel for you).
If it is your husband that is rude, you just have to keep talking to him about it and working on it with him. Does he want your kids to have a happy, care-free life? Or does he want them filled with hate from situations they had nothing to do with?
at 9:10 PM on Feb. 24, 2009