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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

©2017 Erica Komisar (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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I was hesitant to listen to this book because I felt that I somehow was a not a good mom for working outside the home. however the book encourages if you can take a leave of absence from the workforce to go for it. she does not scold mothers who work, she understands that many households today are 2income. she describes how mothers can be more emotionally present with their children, selecting caregivers, the impact on kids when mothers are not there emotionally and physically. this book made me be more aware how I have not been emotionally present with my kids and how that stems from my relationship with my mother. it has made me change for the better.

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