Home By Choice
It's the toughest choice a mother may ever make -whether or not to work outside the home. In this balanced, sensitive, thought-provoking book, Dr Hunter, a psychologist with experience as a single parent, reveals what psychologists have learned about the...
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It's the toughest choice a mother may ever make -whether or not to work outside the home. In this balanced, sensitive, thought-provoking book, Dr Hunter, a psychologist with experience as a single parent, reveals what psychologists have learned about the effects of a mother's presence
Written by a specialist in infant attachment, this book helps mothers address the tough choice of parenting full-time or working outside the home.
It's one of the toughest choices a mother will ever make: to "work" or be a full-time mother? It is also a long-running debate between moms who feel they contribute more to society at work than at home and those who feel mothering is not just a full-time job but a calling. In this newly repackaged, expanded, and updated edition of Home by Choice, national authority Dr. Brenda Hunter brings research to the discussion table, arguing that no one can replace the care a mother provides. As kids grow up with parental presence, she says, they develop a sense of home that will serve them all their lives. Dr. Hunter speaks directly to moms, addressing their unique concerns-such as financial pressure, support from husbands, and personal fulfillment. She makes a well-reasoned case for the enduring effects of a mother's love. ^"From the Trade Paperback edition."
Today, following decades of scientific and psychological study, there is overwhelming evidence that "mother love" does forever shape the life of a child. In her compelling new work, however, author and psychologist Brenda Hunter presents a convincing argument that indicates this love is even more powerful, even more far-reaching than our culture has yet realized-not only for the child, but for the mother. ýAffirming the immeasurable value of the mothering role while realistically addressing women's greatest questions and concerns, Hunter clearly reveals how mother love positively affects th