Mothers describe falling in love with their babies and then, more slowly, learning to understand them. Children flourish when their mothers love and understand them.
For over 20 years, Naomi Stadlen has listened to hundreds of mothers talking at her weekly discussion groups. In 'How Mothers Love' she offers unique insights into how mothers and babies learn to communicate intimately with one another.
When adults relate to one another, they are building on the foundations usually laid down by their mothers. 'How Mothers Love' is a study of how mothers start to build those foundations and covers areas such as: how to create emotional 'space' for your unborn child; how to maintain a close relationship with two or more children; the transformation into motherhood and your role as a mother in wider society.
By sharing the experiences of other mothers, Naomi Stadlen offers reassurance and support to all new parents as they navigate the highs and lows of the early years with their babies.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
With thanks vi
Author's note vii
1 Making heartroom 10
2 House-room without heartroom 29
3 'I don't know' 40
4 Keeping in touch 54
5 Shadows of Truby King and Freud 75
6 Keeping in mind 85
7 When the candle burns low 111
8 'Am I holding him back?' 122
9 Learning to "take turns 135
10 'I can't do intimacy' 158
11 Turning into parents 189
12 Intimacy with two 218
13 Family relationships 243
14 'Athenian' or 'Spartan'? 267
15 Mothers together 286