Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
The anger and agony of the mother-daughter relationship can be replaced with a new bond based on understanding and respect according to Dr. Caplan. She shows women how to move to a new, positive mother-daughter relationship based on respect.
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In her book Mother Love, historian Elisabeth Badinter painstakingly documents
the evidence that giving birth is not the same as being able to mother, and that
one does not lead inevitably to the other. Compelling evidence from
For fascinating historical perspectives, see the article by Smith-Rosenberg and
the works by Elisabeth Badinter, Gerda Lerner, Jessie Bernard, and others listed
in the Bibliography. 37: emotional centrality . . . Smith-Rosenberg, "The Female ...
BABE, THOMAS. A Prayer for My Daughter. New York: Samuel French, 1977.
BADINTER, ELISABETH. Mother Love: Myth and Reality. New York: Macmillan,
1980. BART, PAULINE. Review of Chodorow's "The Reproduction of Mothering.
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Written in the conversational style that typifies self-help books, this work explores cultural biases and the myths of angel-witch, perfect mother, and bad mother as the basis for daughters blaming ... Read full review
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Motherhood and Representation: The Mother in Popular Culture and Melodrama
E. Ann Kaplan
No preview available - 1992