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The way she talks to my kids drives me crazy

DEAR AMY: I have an unconventional problem with my mother-in-law.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) 

She does not meddle, undermine me, tell me how to raise my children, or imply that I’m not good enough for her son. She provides free childcare willingly, and always brings gifts for the kids, most of which I approve of.

My problem is that she’s unbearably annoying.

She has an extremely high-pitched voice, a thick Russian accent, and a pronounced stutter.

I can’t hold these things against her, and they are only mildly bothersome in normal conversation. But when she talks to my kids, especially the baby, it becomes unbearable.

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