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The Slice

What’s your advice for a new grandfather?

My friend Martin joined the ranks of grandparents Sunday.

So here is a question for those who have preceded him. Which of the following is the best advice for a new grandparent?

A) Keep your wallet handy. B) Realize that your child will try to do his or her best as a parent, just as you did. C) Establish early on that you have a life beyond babysitting. D) Learn to keep parenting critiques to yourself. E) If you smoke and swear, don't be surprised if your child isn't eager to expose the baby to that. F) Try not to compete with the other grandparents. G) Enjoy it. H) Other. 

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