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... they discover that their fantasies have deceived them or that they have been
presented with a picture far removed from the facts. Part of the problem is that we
have far too little education for parenthood, for either expectant mother or father, ...
The father is more likely to have an occupation which gives him a sense of
achievement outside the home and family unit. Parenthood is not a static
situation, of course. As the family grows and develops, and relationships within it
14 Gerald R.
Even for those couples who seek education for parenthood, children, glimpsed
from the other side of pregnancy, have a rosy hue, and it is only the reality of
actually coping with them day and night that deglamorizes parenthood. It is
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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
Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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