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The result is that the child has a clear and irreversible sense of whether it is a boy
or a girl by the age of three.” The child's complete dependence on its mother, who
is usually the sole person to look after it, can result in acute sensitivity to her ...
mental stimulus, and the stimuli themselves result from increased sensitivity
initially produced by the endocrine activity. Mother mice and rats are very
sensitive to any disturbance in their environment. If the nest is disarrayed, the
mother mouse ...
As families have become smaller the tireless energy, determination and concern
for her children's welfare is concentrated on a few and can produce the stifling '
smother love' which results in anxiety and neuroses as the growing children try to
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
Getting and Not Getting Pregnant
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989