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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 . 13 The child ' s complete dependence on its mother
who is usually the sole person to look after it can result in acute sensitivity to ...
Neglect of a taboo results in some dreadful change affecting the person who
flouts it , a change which can contaminate other ... The consequences of breaking
a taboo are quite different from human punishment , for the result is automatic ...
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 break away from her enveloping pride in them . The mother of a ...
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Mothercraft or Motherhood
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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