Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother Within
Every woman longs to be a good mother. But what about those women who grew up “undermothered”—whose own mothers were well-meaning but unavailable, absent, distracted, or depressed? How are they to become the good mothers they aspire to be?
In this beautifully articulate book, Kathryn Black, whose own mother's early death inspired her award-winning In the Shadow of Polio, offers affirming news: One doesn't have to have had a good mother to become one. Probing for answers from experts in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, social work, biology, and other disciplines, Black reveals that there are other paths to discovering the good mother within. This moving and powerful book shows how “wounded daughters” can become “healing mothers” who give their own children a legacy of security, happiness, and love.
On the web: http://www.motheringwithoutamap.com
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alsocass - LibraryThing
The first half of the book left me wondering if there was actually any hope. The second half of the book showed there was lots of hope...and yet when I stopped to think, the second half of the book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing
Black needed to write this book as a mother searching for a mother. I , on the other hand, did not have to read it (wanted to suggest it to a friend in need, searching for a nugget of useful ... Read full review