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... who by the time she reaches middle age expects to have a second family
consisting of her grandchildren to rear, and who although she grumbles about
the responsibility and hard work sees this as providing social insurance for her
The grandmother's power is also institutionalized in the Caribbean, where
grandmothers frequently rear their grandchildren from the time they are weaned.
In Jamaica the peasant woman does not expect to marry until she has
established a ...
The grandmother does not have to justify her right to be a mother or prove her
ability to rear the baby and can see the problems of crises of family life in
perspective from the vantage point of experience. She can relax and enjoy the
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