Lightroom 4.1: Only want Child keywords to export, not Parent

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I recently upgraded to Lightroom 4.1 from Elements and have noticed that keyword/tagging is handled very differently. In Elements I was able to have a Parent/Child tagging structure and only the Child tags would be exported - perfect.
eg. in the hierarchy:
only "Maui" would be exported, which is what I wanted

However in LR4.1 it would appear that ALL keywords are used, so in the above example, the file would be "tagged" with "Location, Country, USA, Hawaii, Maui" which is NOT what I want.

Am I missing an option somewhere to only include "Child" keywords? I'm certainly not to go and re-tag all my 30,000+ photos.
Is there an option or a plug-in maybe?
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Gareth Burge

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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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Each keyword tag has certain export options. Right-click and choose "Edit Keyword Tag".

If you uncheck "Include on Export", the tag and all its parents/ancestors will not be exported.

Alternatively, if you uncheck "Export Containing Keywords" the tag will be exported, but its parents/ancestors will not.
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Gareth Burge

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Thanks Dorin!

I mis-read "containing" as ones which were included below that tag...its the other way round.