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Posted by Robin Abrahams  March 2, 2014 10:04 AM

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... is online here. The LW is bothered by her spoiled and unpleasant niece and nephew. Miss Conduct sympathizes:

The nuisance posed by the children themselves can be managed into reasonable parameters. How is your relationship with their parents? Nothing can renew your faith in humanity more than seeing dear friends or relatives rise brilliantly to the task of parenting, revealing greater depths of resourcefulness and courage than you ever dreamed they possessed. And nothing is quite as dismaying as the opposite, when people you love raise their children to be people you can't even like.
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