Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship
A nationally recognized expert on the psychology of women shows how the angerand agony of the mother-daughter relationship can be replaced with a new bondbased on understanding and 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 beingable to motherland that one
does not lead inevitably to the other. Compelling evidence from psychologists ...
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 ...
Elisabeth Badinter, Mother Love: Myth and Reality (New York: Macmillan, 1980).
84: compelling evidence . . . Beverly Birns, "The Mother-Infant Tie: Fifty Years of
Theory, Science and Science Fiction" (Work in Progress Paper No. 21 , Wellesley
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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