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Politely reject advice because I don't respect the source's judgment

I am going to give you a few disagreements before I answer your literal question. The first is, why should you in fact reject that advice? The fact that someone isn't able to stay in a relationship ...
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Politely reject advice because I don't respect the source's judgment

How to politely tell someone I don't respect their opinion/viewpoint/judgment. It all boils down to this. Be polite, but tell them to "get lost" (to use the slightest word (pun intended)). ...
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How do I tell my sister that her daughters should not use their smart phones in church?

How do I talk to my short-tempered sister (who has always gotten very defensive when anyone has criticized her kids about something) about her daughters using smart phones in church? To summarize the ...
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Trying to teach my nephew to improve on a skill

Most teaching is not "showing people where they are wrong" or "convincing people they are not doing it right yet". This seems to be the part you are asking about. Most teaching is &...
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How to persuade my parents that I am learning by using computers but not playing games

Mom of four now-adult children (including one computer geek) here. For whatever reason (it could be partly due to your own parents' knowledge of their own misbehavior as children coloring their views -...
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How do I tell my sister that her daughters should not use their smart phones in church?

Coming in with a bit of a frame challenge answer: Your sister may not be raising her children to be (as) devout Christians like you. And they aren't your children. Given that you've stated she has a ...
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How to persuade my parents that I am learning by using computers but not playing games

Explain what you're working on that day. This has multiple advantages and is a tactic not only relevant to programming: Talk about what your current issues are, or a nice little pattern and what it ...
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Trying to teach my nephew to improve on a skill

Note: After posting this, I just realised that question is also tagged with autism-spectrum and I missed that. As such, my answer perhaps may not be helpful for the specific case. He is a teenager. I ...
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