What Mothers Do

What Mothers Do

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Have you ever spent all day looking after your baby or young child - and ended up feeling that you have 'done nothing all day'? Do you sometimes find it hard to feel pleased with what you are doing, and tell yourself you should achieve more with your time? Maybe it's because you can't see how much you are doing already. In this unique and perceptive look at mothering, Naomi Stadlen draws on many years' work with hundreds of other mothers of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. She explores mothers' experiences to reveal what they - and you - are doing when it may look, to everyone else, like nothing. If you are a mother, and have ever felt: that nobody understands what you do all day; overwhelmed by your feelings for your baby; tired all the time; that nothing prepared you for motherhood; uncertain what your baby seems to want; short-tempered with your partner - you will find this the most reassuring book you have ever picked up.It is surprising to learn how many of them once, as babies themselves, were trained to sleep through the night. ... were babies, their own mothers were advised to go out of earshot, leaving their babies to a#39;cry it outa#39;. Perhaps not every sleep-trained baby turns into a distressed parent. But some do. ... At the same time, they describe feeling deeply distressed by the sound of their babiesa#39; night- time crying.

Title:What Mothers Do
Author:Naomi Stadlen
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-07-19


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