Breaking the Good Mom Myth: Every Mom's Modern Guide to Getting Past Perfection, Regaining Sanity, and Raising Great Kids Paperback – Oct 17 2006
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From the Back Cover
Every Modern Mom's Guide to Getting Past Perfection, Regaining Sanity, and Raising Great Kids.
PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND PARENTING EXPERT ALYSON SCHAFER offers a brilliant and hilariously revealing exploration of today's misguided mother-hood. Discover the Truth behind the myths that keep moms flying at a frenetic pace, spending countless dollars they often don't have, and losing endless hours trying to become "experts" on everything from ear infections to the safe heating points of hard plastics. When did neurotic become normal?
Within each new mother an ideal has been cultivated that-like the perfect house and husband-is doomed to fall short.
Breaking the Good Mom Myth challenges our unchallenged thinking with warmth, humor, and real wisdom, Are you ready to let go of being a perfect "good mom," and get on with being a happy, effective, and self-fulfilled mom?
About the Author
Alyson Schäfer, BSc, MA Counseling OACCPP AAMFT
Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and recognized as one of Canada's foremost parenting experts. She is the host of The Parenting Show, a call-in advice show on Roger’s Television, and the regular guest parenting expert on CBC television’s The Gill Deacon Show. Alyson is also a Chapters’ Indigo Trusted Advisor and a popular corporate speaker for Lifespeak. Alyson is the selected speaker for Rainbow Canada's 2007 speaker series. You can find Alyson's advice in articles in Today's Parent, Canadian Family, Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Readers Digest and through her website: www.alyson.ca.
Alyson brings the age-old topic of parenting to a twenty-first century audience of educated, enlightened and motivated parents. Her style is fast and witty, and her information is grounded in theory and research. Alyson educates, inspires and entertains — whether speaking to an audience of parents, presenting workshops, or one-on- one in private parent coaching sessions.
As a mother of two and a former nursery school teacher, Alyson brings real life experience and passion to her work.
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Top Customer Reviews
I love the chapter on self care and why it is so important to yourself, as a mother, wife, friend and person in general. Just becuase you became a mother, doesn't mean you should stop taking care of yourself. As a person who lost her mother while pregnant with her first child a few years ago, the importance of self care and being healthy rang loud and clear.
The other chapters are all great, with great examples, practical advice for moms and dad, including information on helping your marriage remain a good one and tips of you need help reconnecting with your partner.
A must read book for all parents!
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Alyson's writing is just like seeing her talk in person. It is funny, full of real life examples, and offers some simple yet profound advice and strategies that are reasonable to... Read morePublished on May 11 2014 by Laura
I Love this book ot takes all your doubts away especially if you dont have anyone else to ask how they do specific things,I love itPublished on May 27 2013 by Puki
I recommend this book for any parent - mom or dad - who may be into helicopter parenting of any kind. It's an easy read and it makes total sense. Read morePublished on May 14 2013 by tdt
The best gift I have ever given myself!
This book is really easy to read, full of practical information, and has helped me not only loose most of my big worries but also... Read more