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The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood
     

The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood

by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Phyllis Klaus, Marshall H. Klaus
 
Motherhood is often portrayed as a time of cooing, cuddling, and powerful feelings of love. But motherhood can also bring with it feelings of rage, powerlessness, and frustration. Mothering is a job with awesome responsibilities and not a lot of respect or support. In exploring the darker side of being a mom, this book helps mothers cope more effectively with their

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Motherhood is often portrayed as a time of cooing, cuddling, and powerful feelings of love. But motherhood can also bring with it feelings of rage, powerlessness, and frustration. Mothering is a job with awesome responsibilities and not a lot of respect or support. In exploring the darker side of being a mom, this book helps mothers cope more effectively with their negative feelings. The author discusses the unspoken factors that lead to stress, depression, anger, loss of intimacy with a partner, and burnout. She also covers the special challenges of mothers who have survived abuse, mothering after the loss of a child, and parenting difficult children.

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Recognizing that many mothers are severely strained and often clinically depressed from trying to be "perfect," health psychologist and researcher Kendall-Tackett (coauthor, Postpartum Depression) offers ways to deal with stress triggers without resorting to prescribed medications or drugs. Kendall-Tackett has worked directly with hundreds of women and offers sound advice and resources for coping with work and family challenges. Each chapter gives an overview of an issue, suggestions for self-help, and a resource list. In "Hearth and Home," the author presents an outstanding historical and cultural summary of women's work in America. Understanding these past influences can help mothers learn to react differently to their circumstances today. A refreshing look at the multiple forces that affect motherhood, this work reassures mothers that they are not alone. Very highly recommended for psychology and parenting collections in academic and public libraries. Elizabeth Goeters, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242487
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.57(d)

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