Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters
On Sale: April 11, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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An essential guide for new moms, celebrating the importance
of a motherâ€™s presence in the first years of life
In this important and empowering book, veteran psychoanalyst
Erica Komisar explains why a mother's emotional and physical
presence in her child's life--especially during the first
three years--gives the child has a greater chance of growing
up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient.
In other words, when it comes to connecting with your baby
or toddler, more is more.
Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional
health of children and moms alike, this book shows parents
how to give their little ones the best chance for developing
into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two
decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory,
and the most current and cutting-edge neurobiological
research on care-giving, attachment, and brain development,
Being There explains:
â€˘ How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or
young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your
career to stay home
â€˘ How to ease transitions and minimize stress for your
baby or toddler
â€˘ How to select and train quality childcare if necessary
â€˘ What's true and false about widely held beliefs like
"Babies are resilient" and â€śIâ€™ll make up for it when heâ€™s olderâ€ť
â€˘ How to recognize and combat feelings of post-partum
depression or boredom
â€˘ Why three months of maternity leave is not long
enough--and how women and their partners can take control of
their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs
in the first three years
Being a new mom isnâ€™t easy. But with support, emotional
awareness, and coping skills, it can be the most magicalâ€”and
essentialâ€”work weâ€™ll ever do.
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