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Being there : why prioritizing motherhood in the first three years matters / Erica Komisar, LCSW with Sydny Miner.

Komisar, Erica, (author.). Miner, Sydny, (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 306.874 KOM (Text) 37521530841818 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 306.874 KOM (Text) 33187004194805 Nonfiction Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon 306.8743 KOM (Text) 30653001406081 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 306.8743 KOM (Text) 34330513108879 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 306.8743 KOMI (Text) 39231033385283 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 306.8743 KOMISAR 2017 (Text) 39206021397367 NonFiction Available -
Switzerland Co PL - Vevay FAMILY PARENT MOM (Text) 33710721760960 Adult Non-Fiction: Family & Relationships Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 306.8743 KOMISAR (Text) 33946003210213 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143109297
  • ISBN: 0143109294
  • Physical Description: xvi, 271 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : TarcherPerigee, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. A mother's presence. More is more -- Debunking the myths of modern motherhood : making better choices -- What does it mean to be a present mother? -- Presence 101 : being present and engaged to meet your baby's needs -- Making it better : strengthening and repairing the mother-child bond -- When you can't be there : the benefits and challenges of surrogate caregiving -- Part 2. The costs of being absent. Understanding the costs of being absent -- When mothers turn away : postpartum depression and the legacy of absence -- Part 3. Changing the conversation. Why don't we value mothering? -- Where do we go from here? : making the needs of families a priority.
Summary, etc.:
"In this important and conversation-starting book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar offers a provocative and compelling premise: a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--means that her child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. When that essential presence goes missing, the child is at higher risk for social, emotional, and developmental issues, both immediate and long term. Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health and well-being of children as well as that of the mothers who care for them, this book shows mothers and fathers how to give their children 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 caregiving, attachment, and brain development, the book explains: - How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home - How to select and train quality childcare if necessary--and how to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler - What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and how to combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom - 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Motherhood.
Toddlers > Development.
Infants > Development.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS > Parenting > General.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS > Parenting > Motherhood.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS > Life Stages > Infants & Toddlers.

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