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The Resource The mother's voice : strengthening intimacy in families, Kathy Weingarten

The mother's voice : strengthening intimacy in families, Kathy Weingarten

Label
The mother's voice : strengthening intimacy in families
Title
The mother's voice
Title remainder
strengthening intimacy in families
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Weingarten
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After learning she had breast cancer, Kathy Weingarten - a family therapist and mother of two - became acutely aware of the crippling cultural messages about mothering that kept her from sharing herself intimately with her children. "I wanted to understand why I was so willing to let my children express themselves," she writes, "but so uncertain how to express myself with them." Drawing on the tools and case histories of her professional life, the example of her own loving (and beloved) but constrained mother, and the experience of conveying her post-diagnosis feelings to her children, Kathy Weingarten charts an invaluable and inspiring course in working toward a collaborative, non-hierarchical family life. She defies traditional attitudes about response to a child's gender, the importance of fathers, the true nature of listening, and the meaning of separation. She questions the conventional wisdom about mothers that catches them between representing themselves accurately to their families and representing themselves acceptably. Although mindful of not burdening children with more information than they should bear, this stirring book carries the crucial message that children can't be properly prepared for their own intense lives without knowing the ways their loved ones cope with theirs. And, no less important, that intimacy is achieved only through honesty of expression - the authentic, not the "good," mother's voice. To the silenced parent, Kathy Weingarten offers relief, clarity, and direction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weingarten, Kathy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Communication in families
  • Families
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Fathers
  • Sex role
  • Mothers
  • Family Relations
Label
The mother's voice : strengthening intimacy in families, Kathy Weingarten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Who Listens to Mothers' Stories? -- 2. The Good Plus the Bad Equals Mother -- 3. Responsibility Gone Awry -- 4. What Is a Self? -- 5. Men's Work and Women's Families -- 6. Refusing to Be a Wife -- 7. If Fathers Are Going to Be Important ... -- 8. Intimacy with Children -- 9. Growing Up, Not Apart -- 10. Challenging Cultural Beliefs Together
Control code
29358982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780151626809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605159
Label
The mother's voice : strengthening intimacy in families, Kathy Weingarten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Who Listens to Mothers' Stories? -- 2. The Good Plus the Bad Equals Mother -- 3. Responsibility Gone Awry -- 4. What Is a Self? -- 5. Men's Work and Women's Families -- 6. Refusing to Be a Wife -- 7. If Fathers Are Going to Be Important ... -- 8. Intimacy with Children -- 9. Growing Up, Not Apart -- 10. Challenging Cultural Beliefs Together
Control code
29358982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780151626809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605159

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