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When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
     

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

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by Lundy Bancroft
 

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Written by a therapist who specializes in abusive men, this guide reveals how abusers interact with and manipulate children—and how mothers can help their children recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse.

Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children

Overview

Written by a therapist who specializes in abusive men, this guide reveals how abusers interact with and manipulate children—and how mothers can help their children recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse.

Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother?

Mothers in physically or emotionally abusive relationships ask themselves these questions every day. Whether it’s physical or “just” emotional abuse, whether it’s aimed at them or you, whether they see or hear it, your kids need you.

This book, the first ever of its kind, shows mothers how to:

• Protect children and help them heal emotionally
• Provide love, support, and positive role models, even in the midst of abuse
• Increase their chances of winning custody
• Help their kids feel good about themselves

“A must-read for every mother who has been abused...it offers the knowledge women need to protect their children and help them heal.”—William S. Pollack, Ph.D., author of the national bestseller Real Boys

Editorial Reviews

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"Clearly written . . . Shrewd and direct, it is highly recommended for public and special libraries, where it should empower abused mothers and those who help them." —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425200315
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
459,871
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

For over twenty years Lundy Bancroft, the author of the national bestseller Why Does He Do That?, has specialized in counseling men who are unhealthy relationship partners, helping them make lasting changes. He is a former codirector at Emerge, the nation's first program for abusive men.

Randye Kaye is an accomplished voice talent, actress, singer, broadcaster, and author. She received a Listen-Up Award nomination and starred reviews for Ben Behind His Voices, which she also wrote, bringing together the various facets of her career.

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