“I don’t believe in spoiling my grandkids. If they want to cuddle that’s fine but if they prefer to be by themselves that is ok with me. I treat them as adults and teach them how to respect each other. And you know what? It really pays off. The other day I was visiting my 34 year old grandson and all of a sudden he said: You know what grandma, I hope you never change. I love you just the way you are.”

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