The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life

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The Mother Dance is a wonderfully original, witty and stylish look at the experiences of motherhood – what does the decision to have children mean and how does it alter the dynamics of your every relationship over time.

In this fabulously readable book Harriet Lerner offers prescriptive advice and information for women of all ages on dealing with the anger, worry, stress and joy which are part of motherhood. Whether you are a younger woman recently married or a new mother in you forties, Lerner touches on all the difficulties of adjusting to the experience of having a baby.
· How are a couple’s dynamics changed by a child?
· How do you manage feelings of being torn
between work and family?
· Do you ever get the feeling that your daughter is
watching you?
· Can you be the kind of mother who hates her
children?

With the usual Harriet Lerner characteristics of frankness, humour and warmth, she shares her own experience of having and raised children as well as stories from other women she has spoken to and interviewed.

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Title: The Mother Dance( How Children Change Your Life) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: HarrietLerner <>Publisher: HarperPerennial

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From the celebrated author of 'The Dance Of Anger' comes an extraordinary book about mothering and how it transforms us – and all our relationships – inside and out.

Writing from her dual perspective as psychologist and mother, Dr Harriet Lerner puts the spotlight on how a woman is changed when she becomes a mother. Enlivened with personal tales and vivid case examples that range from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching, 'The Mother Dance' spells out what happens to a woman when two become three...and four. We see why 'her' new life is so different from 'his' – and how children inevitably help us to discover things about ourselves and our partners that we would otherwise never know. Lerner shows us how our children call on us to grow up and are best teachers of life's most profound spiritual lessons.

From birth to the empty nest, Lerner's own experience has taught her the basic lessons of motherhood: that we are not in control of what happens to our children; that most of what we worry about doesn't happen (though bad things happen that we fail to anticipate); and that our children will love us with all of our imperfections if we can do the same for them. With the insight, warmth, and clarity that characterise all of Lerner's work, here is a gloriously witty and moving book about what it means to dance the mother dance.

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