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Even though a mother has done everything else 'wrong', if she has this kind of
relationship with her child as he or she grows up she has probably provided the
best basis for the development of adult personality and for the young person's
It is significant that the Andaman- ese observe identical taboos when mourning
the dead. They never use the name of a dead person, and the relatives must not
eat pork or turtle. The parents of the child being born have, like the person who ...
Virtually every old person therefore becomes a grandparent. In Japan entry into
the last and oldest age-group, at sixty-one, is celebrated with a party. From this
time on a grandmother must be treated with great consideration; everything she ...
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