[PDF] What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing

  • Paperback
  • 287
  • What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing
  • Naomi Stadlen
  • English
  • 12 June 2018
  • 9780749924904

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review Ï What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing 109 In this look at mothering Naomi Stadlen draws on many years' work with hundreds of ot I found the goal of this book to articulate what mothers do when it may appear to outsiders that they do little to nothing very admirable and largely well done I think that this is an important book for vocalizing what mothers particularly mothers of infants and young children for this book does not deal with mothering over a lifetime do for it offers reassurance to mothers who feel as though they get nothing done all day that they are doing a great deal of mothering without taking it into account and should therefore berate themselves less Unfortunately I found a number of flaws with this book First the author made generalizations about how a mother should or is expected to feel toward her child without giving much allowance to mothers who may feel differently Second the author explicitly says that her book is not a prescription of what mothers should do but rather a description of what mothers do yet she repeatedly offers her precise ideas of what good mothering entails take sleep training for example Third the author seems to completely disregard outside influences or other social and structural influences or restraints when it comes to childrearing she even states that it is the mother s fault when a child acts out because the mother didn t attend to his needs uickly enough when he was younger I certainly appreciate Stadlen s attempt to materialize the overlooked and invisible value of the relationship between mother and child 126 and challenge the consistent denigration of genuine mothering 294 yet I ask what is genuine mothering but this book leaves much to be desired Africas Tarnished Name particularly mothers of infants and young children for this book does not deal with mothering over a lifetime do for it offers reassurance to mothers who feel as though they get nothing done all day that they are doing a great deal of mothering without taking it into account and should therefore berate themselves less Unfortunately I found a number of flaws with this book First the author made generalizations about how a mother should or is expected to feel toward her child without giving much allowance to mothers who may feel differently Second the author explicitly says that her book is not a The Tanner Bride Tales prescription of what mothers should do but rather a description of what mothers do yet she repeatedly offers her Lizard Skin precise ideas of what good mothering entails take sleep training for example Third the author seems to completely disregard outside influences or other social and structural influences or restraints when it comes to childrearing she even states that it is the mother s fault when a child acts out because the mother didn t attend to his needs uickly enough when he was younger I certainly appreciate Stadlen s attempt to materialize the overlooked and invisible value of the relationship between mother and child 126 and challenge the consistent denigration of genuine mothering 294 yet I ask what is genuine mothering but this book leaves much to be desired

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review Ï What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing 109 Es to reveal what they and you are doing when it may look to everyone else like nothi This should be a book that all mothers read It gives so much validation that when we sit around with our babies and young children we are actually doing very exhausting work I can t say enough good about it It shows gentleness and respect for all mothers regardless of how they choose to parent It also addresses how we communicate with each other and which ways are helpful and which ways are counter productive I think I ll try to get several copies and then give to mothers when a baby is born From Apple Trees to Cider Please parent It also addresses how we communicate with each other and which ways are helpful and which ways are counter Africas Tarnished Name productive I think I ll try to get several copies and then give to mothers when a baby is born

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review Ï What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing 109 Her mothers of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds She explores mothers' experienc This is the perfect book for mothers of young babies Reading it is like having someone give you a hug and reassure you that what you do all day is valid and important The author runs discussion groups for mothers and comments from mothers who attend the groups are regularly uoted throughout the book This means the book feels a bit like being a fly on the wall at one of their meetings which is really helpful when many new mothers don t have opportunities to talk about their experience with other mothers I m sure that any parent of a young baby will be able to relate to at least some of the mothers whose words are included in the book One of the most powerful bits of the book for me was about the language used to describe mothering The author describes the way a mother might notice something seems wrong with her baby and spend time carefully considering what might be wrong But then she mentions her concerns to someone else and all too often they reply that she must stop worrying so much as if she has been stupid to waste her time thinking about the concern Because we don t have a word to describe the kind of careful intelligent concern a mother feels towards to her baby the word worry is used which implies that her concern is pointless or unnecessary This can leave her feeling belittled or embarrassed instead of feeling proud that she has taken such care over something that she notices affects her baby This isn t a typical parenting book that tells you what you should be doing or offers solutions to problems It s about reassuring new mothers that no matter how tired or overwhelmed or out of your depth you re feeling firstly you re not alone And secondly you re doing a valuable and important job even when you get to the end of the day and feel like you ve done nothing I d recommend this book to anyone who has a new baby or just wants to better understand the experience of becoming a parent