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Nana Noel's 5 'Pearls' For First Nana Robinson's Consideration

1. Just concentrate on your Grand babies. Nothing else matters.

2. Do not interfere with the "Core Family." Support the mother and the father, equally.

3. "Grand Mothering" is not "Babysitting." The difference is "Jurisdiction." (This means that there is no "appeal" from Nana's rulings.)

4. The weekends are YOURS! For You! I became a docent at the Smithsonian; learned to swim; I attended Church each Sunday with the granddaughters in tow. On Sunday afternoons, I would read the NY Times, have dinner on my own time, not necessarily with the family.

5a. Know when it is time "to leave." Recognize when "your work is done. Keep/Retain your own home so you can "GO HOME."

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