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She does not talk down to them, and validates that they may be experiencing many confusing feelings after such a terrible loss.
A self-help guide that does not talk down to the reader, Radical Happiness is a guide filled with solid advice for improving self-acceptance and learning to make the most of one's life.
Are you sure they really talk down to you and you're not just looking for an excuse to keep your distance?
They're in the minority but they're there, no matter how much museum education departments may wish to talk down to them.
Though intended for young adults, it is a reference that, although brief in descriptive information on each species, does not talk down to the reader and will appeal to all ages.
It's refreshing--and surprising--for a television program not to talk down to a viewer, to trust the viewer's intelligence and to assume that the viewer is reasonable well read.