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And because they intend to have only one or two babies these women may feel
that it is very important that they perform perfectly . Consequently they read books
about every aspect of birth and child - rearing to ensure that they bear and bring ...
She should feel a protective tenderness under all circumstances and at all times .
She should be able to understand her baby and respond to its needs
appropriately . Her mothering skills should be able to stop it crying instantly and
keep it ...
There is never any point at which parents can sit down and feel they have
finished the tasks they have taken on , and never one at which they know they
have succeeded . The only effective technique is that of being able to shift quickly
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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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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989