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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As we saw earlier, the myth of mothers' inferiority underlies many of the other
mother-myths, and one of those is the notion that without the advice of experts —
many of whom are male — mothers cannot raise emotionally healthy children.
The ironies involved with the myth that mothers need the advice of experts in
order to raise children are many. First of all, as we saw in Chapter 4, most of the
honest experts freely acknowledge that human behavior is complex and that they
... 77-84, 123, 125, 126, 166, 170, 180,207 Myth three (mothers naturally know
how to raise children), 84-87, 105, 170, 178,207 Myth four (mothers don't get
angry), 87- 91,93-94, 173,207 Myth five (mothers are inferior to fathers), 96-103,
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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