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Motherguilt : Australian women reveal their true feelings about motherhood

Author: Ita Buttrose; Penny Adams
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Motherguilt is described as a the guilt which working mothers experience when they are not available to their children. This book dispells the myth of the superwoman supermum and describes the issues of working mothers who try to combine the demands of a career and being a good mother.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ita Buttrose; Penny Adams
ISBN: 0670041513 9780670041510
OCLC Number: 62541865
Description: 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Pregnancy and childbirth: the guilt begins --
2. Why does guilt attack mothers and not fathers? --
3. Breastfeeding can be a cow of a job! --
4. When things go wrong: the not-so-perfect child --
5. When mothers go out to work --
6. The agony and ecstasy of childcare --
7. Giving up work: Wendy Harmer's quantum leap --
8. Stay-at-home mums work full-time too --
9. Our son has two mothers --
10. Anything your child can do mine can do better --
11. Different cultures, different times --
12. Tackling the teen years --
triumphantly --
13. When a mother gives up her child --
14. Is sex ever the same after children? --
15. Why doesn't Mum love Dad any more? --
16. Stepmothers are seldom wicked --
17. Learning to live with the loss of a child --
18. Like mother, like daughter --
the unbreakable bond --
19. Like mother, like son --
the resilient relationship --
20. Motherguilt has no place in the twentyfirst century.
Other Titles: Mother guilt
Responsibility: Ita Buttrose and Penny Adams.

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Motherguilt is described as a the guilt which working mothers experience when they are not available to their children. This book dispells the myth of the superwoman supermum and describes the issues of working mothers who try to combine the demands of a career and being a good mother.

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