Vortex of Feelings: The Early Months: Book II The Psychological Survival Guide for Parents

Vortex of Feelings: The Early Months: Book II The Psychological Survival Guide for Parents

by Paul Peebles


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997076233
Publisher: Pediatric Care Publications, LLC
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Psychological Survival Guide for Parents , #2
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Paul Peebles is a husband, father, grandfather, and renowned Pediatrician and Pediatric Hematology-Oncologist. He trained at Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital and studied under Dr. Benjamin Spock at University Hospitals (Cleveland). He has carried for tens of thousands of children and their parents since 1967. As a researcher, he has worked at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm) and as a Senior Investigator at National Institutes of Health (Washington, DC). He is the author of many articles, some published in Nature and Science and is a member of the prestigious Society for Pediatric Research. He is currently Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center of George Washington University's School of Medicine (Washington, DC) and founder and Director Emeritus of the Pediatric Care Center and Young Adult Care Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In Washingtonian magazine, his peers have elected him as "one of the area's leading primary care physicians."

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Anecdotes


Prequel: A Rite of Passage

A Reality Tale

Trying to Please Everyone, but Not Harry

Part I: The Initial Vortex

Chapter I: What Drives the Whirlwinds



Seesaw Emotions

Chapter II: The Intruder Complex, Revisited

The Development of Intimacy

The Unexpected Growing Intrusion

Paradise Lost

Intruder Complex Corollaries

Its Power

Its Longevity

An Historical Perspective

Chapter III: Breast Feelings

Test of Confidence

The Grading System Returns

Conflicts with Others

The Giving Up of Self

Sensual Feelings

Nipple Territory…and Breast Boundaries

Chapter IV: Other Gusts

Denial of Difficulties

The Crisis of Change

The Ultimate Loss Perception…and Success Neurosis

The Homunculus Phenomenon

Older Sibling(s)


Part II: Does He Recognize Me?

Chapter V: What’s He Up to?

From Reflex to Control and then…Intention

Nurture Needs

How Breasts Work

Chapter VI: The Intimacy Drive

On the Radio


The Biochemistry of Love, and Bonding

Chapter VII: Infant Temperament

Intimacy and Temperament

It’s Hard Being a Little Kid

The Spectrum of the Great Modulator

Adjustment to Temperament

Part III: Other Actors in This Rite of Passage

Chapter VIII: More Intrusion

Old Wives’ Tales

The Extended Family

The Anthropology of the Mother’s Mother

Chapter IX: Ghosts in the Nursery

The Mother’s Mother

Spooking Them Out

The Father’s Father

Chapter X: Guilt and “Guilting”

Guilt Is Now a Verb

Guilting Others

Part IV: Out of the Swirling Fog

Chapter XI Strengthening Yourself

Surviving the Intruder Complex

Postpartum Depression

Loss of Libido

Breast Feeding: A Few Tips Not in Most Books

Can I Enhance His Sleeping Through the Night? Yep!

Solving Breast Feelings

Working Outside the House?

Chapter XII: Life with Others

The First Rite

Conflicting Advice, Revisited

Guilt, Blame, and Me

Fears and Magic

The Other Side of Magic, Rites…and Guilt

Chapter XIII: Dealing with the Little One

The Older Ones

Infant Clues and Parent Detectives

Can You Spoil a Baby?

Wish Versus Reality…Again



A Truly Important Point

The Organization of the Book

Attachment Parenting

The Intruder Complex and Growing with Your Child

How Do We Enjoy All of This?



Points Regarding Content and Investigation Methods

Parents’ Responsibilities

The Author

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