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Then there is the awful phase when the children become teenagers and the
parents are acutely dissatisfied with the young people they have reared, and ask
themselves, 'Where have we gone wrong?' Parent-child conflict exacerbates ...
During this period the animal mother maintains contact with her young. When a
mother cat has given birth she immediately starts to lick her young all over, and
then nudges them in the direction of the nipples so that they can suckle. A goat
When a young girl wants to go to a dance, and has been forbidden by her mother
, the grandmother may plead for her. Grandparents and grandchildren can joke
with each other in a way which is often impossible for parents and children to do.
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