Your Family: Jul. 12, 1999

OH, BEHAVE! Can't control your kids? A slew of new state laws took effect last week that might make it easier. Louisiana is mandating politeness by requiring students to address teachers as "Sir" or "Ma'am." Utah teens are barred from driving between midnight and 5 a.m. To stop South Dakota children from smoking, the police can now fine them. And parents in Indiana and Tennessee must preapprove all body piercing.

DO GRANDPARENTS MATTER? You might have to put those post-retirement plans on hold. The Census Bureau reported last week that the number of grandparents living with and caring for grandchildren under...

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