Being There

Being There

Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters

Book - 2017
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, TarcherPerigee,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780143109297
Characteristics: xvi, 271 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Miner, Sydny


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Feb 17, 2018

Excellent book. It reinforces the method I used for mothering, many years ago. My daughter who is a social worker recommended it to me.

Dec 02, 2017

The research and studies used are a compelling glimpse into how the infant and toddler brain works and is wired. I found the book helpful in planning life with a baby.

Nov 02, 2017

This book isn’t worth your precious time (especially if your a working mom). It’s a bunch of guilt-inducing nonsense built on specious use of research & studies.


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