It's not fair that guilt became so intertwined with motherhood, but almost every mother suffers from maternal guilt about something she does or does not do.
In our culture, motherhood is so loaded with expectations of perfection that it's impossible to live up to the standard. That doesn't mean we don't try, or that we don't feel lousy when we fail.
It's time for a wake-up call. When you dissect the top guilt... Read More
Shortly after having my first baby, I decided I was going to be the perfect parent . I immediately began to keep an intelligent library of child-rearing books on my nightstand and would replenish the stock as each book was absorbed into my sub-consciousness and checked off the "read" list. My fixation on perfection was evident. The... Read More
The mother-child bond is critical to healthy development . Love between the two is even biochemically hard-wired. We need to take note as society moves in a direction that assumes that so long as children's basic needs are met all is well. It isn't.
Scientific studies conclude something mothers everywhere have always intuitively known -... Read More