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How Much Is Too Much? by Jean Clarke

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WHEN MOMMA SAYS NO, I CALL 1 800 GRANDMA—THE GRANDPARENT GENE

For Parents Dealing with Grandparents Who Overindulge

YOU CAN GIVE WITHOUT LOVING, BUT CAN YOU LOVE WITHOUT GIVING?

—Ami Carmichael

WHETHER GRANDPARENTS LIVE IN THE HOME, a short walk, or many miles from their grandchildren, most grandparents think about those children often and want to do things for them, give them things. These impulses come from deep within and definitely from a good heart. But sometimes grandparents and aunts and uncles give more than the parents think is wise or more than the children can appreciate. The folks in our study identified grandmothers as only 4% ...

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