Hmmm. I’m also a psychologist who’s worked with families for 25 years.
Maureen
21

Hi Maureen, thanks for reading! Glad the article got you interested in the book, and it’s nice to have a differing perspective from another professional. The author addresses some of the things you talked about in your comment. As I said, this book is not about “you have to stay home with your child or they’ll turn out badly”. She names instances of at-home mothers with insecure attachments, and working mothers with secure attachments, and she specifically addresses the media addiction problem. In her opinion how the mother herself views her absence from her child, and how she repairs the relationship when she comes home is a huge part of being well-connected when mom is away. This is how the book can help working moms. She also discusses the advantage of a dedicated caretaker (best-case scenario dad or close relative) over institutional care. She addresses the quality over quantity point of view, which she does not believe in.

I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts after you read the book!

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.