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How Mothers Love

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780749952198

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 4th June 2015

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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Mothers describe falling in love with their babies and then, more slowly, learning to understand them. Children flourish when their mothers love and understand them.
For over 20 years, Naomi Stadlen has listened to hundreds of mothers talking at her weekly discussion groups. In ‘How Mothers Love’ she offers unique insights into how mothers and babies learn to communicate intimately with one another.
When adults relate to one another, they are building on the foundations usually laid down by their mothers. ‘How Mothers Love’ is a study of how mothers start to build those foundations and covers areas such as: how to create emotional ‘space’ for your unborn child; how to maintain a close relationship with two or more children; the transformation into motherhood and your role as a mother in wider society.
By sharing the experiences of other mothers, Naomi Stadlen offers reassurance and support to all new parents as they navigate the highs and lows of the early years with their babies.


Every aspect of the mother-child relationship is explored in a thought-provoking, unjudgemental and ultimately reassuring way...
Insightful, reassuring and moving...
Pregnancy and Birth
It would be hard to find a gentler, less judgemental book on mothering...
The Guardian
Easy to read and informative and will undoubtedly help many mothers...
Therapy Today
This book...takes the time to do justice to mothers. It does not preach to or advise them, but reflects their reality, the extraordinary ordinariness of their experience, in a way that is truly supportive of them and makes for empowering reading for mothers who may feel unappreciated by others or even unappreciative of themselves...
Breastfeeding Matters
This book...should be required reading...for any new mothers, to give perspective and postiive encouragement...
Both What Mothers Do and Stadler's latest book, How Mothers Love ought to be required reading for everyone, not just parents...