• Title: The Making of a Mother: Overcoming the Nine Key Challenges--from Crib to Empty Nest
  • Author: Valerie Davis Raskin
  • ISBN: 9780345475985
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Making of a Mother Overcoming the Nine Key Challenges from Crib to Empty Nest What makes a good mother Are some women just born naturally maternal or do mothers discover that part of themselves once they have a child Now a renowned expert on the subject and herself a mother of
    What makes a good mother Are some women just born naturally maternal, or do mothers discover that part of themselves once they have a child Now a renowned expert on the subject and herself a mother of three addresses the unspoken worries and fears that accompany motherhood and shares the reassuring message that every mother learns on the job Dr Valerie Davis Raskin haWhat makes a good mother Are some women just born naturally maternal, or do mothers discover that part of themselves once they have a child Now a renowned expert on the subject and herself a mother of three addresses the unspoken worries and fears that accompany motherhood and shares the reassuring message that every mother learns on the job Dr Valerie Davis Raskin has worked with than four hundred mothers in twenty years of clinical practice and has discovered that mothering is just as developmental as childhood Dr Raskin identifies the nine challenges facing mothers from their child s infancy to young adulthood, pivotal moments that put mothers to the test time and again and yet from which they can emerge truly rewarded IDENTITY How to gain confidence during those overwhelming first months after you ve given birth or adopted, but don t yet feel like a mother UNLOVING MOMENTS Every mother s secret guilt learn to accept those not so precious moments when you don t like the child you love so dearly HONORING THE FATHER Tips for helping Dad stop feeling like a third wheel and bond with his child and receive attention from you SEPARATION How to maintain a positive outlook on your child s milestones, from the first day of preschool to packing him off to sleepaway camp SETTING LIMITS How to put your foot down, even when your child kicks, screams, or cries IMPERFECT INSTITUTIONS How to cope when your child does not have the best teacher or the most inspiring coach, or faces a less than fair grading system REVISED DREAMS Your cute five year old in a pink tutu has no rhythm Your nine year old cannot catch a ball Learn to modify your dreams for your child and follow your child s dreams instead ADVERSITY You can t keep your child in a plastic bubble, but you can take a deep breath, relax, and be there for her when life gets tough SAYING GOODBYE Discover the joys of loving your adult child while not living under the same roof.This wonderfully anecdotal, engaging, and accessible book is nothing less than an essential training manual for mothers of all ages The bottom line Just because motherhood is sometimes difficult, confusing, intense, sleepless, and frustrating, doesn t mean mothers aren t doing it right From the Hardcover edition.

    One Reply to “The Making of a Mother: Overcoming the Nine Key Challenges--from Crib to Empty Nest”

    1. I really don't like this book. It made me feel bad about myself for enjoying being a new mom, and that I should be depressed and overwhelmed, and that other people will find me annoying because I really am enjoying my babydumb book.

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