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    #1

    No gloating at your brother when I'm scolding him

    Parent to child 1: Don't throw your crayons at people, okay?

    Child 1: (mumbles)

    Child 2 to child 1: Answer properly.

    Parent to child 1: You're not going to color anymore. Put away your crayons.

    Child 2 to child 1: Say sorry.

    Parent to child 2: No _____ at your brother when I'm scolding him, okay?

    Would gloating be appropriate in this situation? What other words could be used?
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    Re: No gloating at your brother when I'm scolding him

    You're not his parent. I am. You stay out of this.
    I am in charge of this, not you. Stay out of it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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