MISCONCEPTIONS TRUTH LIES AND THE UNEXPECTED ON THE JOURNEY TO MOTHERHOOD

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Misconceptions

Author : Naomi Wolf
ISBN : 9781400075591
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In Misconceptions, bestselling author Naomi Wolf she demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth. With uncompromising honesty she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers of the OB/GYN establishment lacked compassion. The weeks after her first daughter’s birth taught her how society, employers, and even husbands can manipulate new mothers. She had bewildering post partum depression, but learned that a surprisingly high percentage of women experience it. Wolf’s courageous willingness to talk about the unexpected difficulties of childbirth will help every woman become a more knowledgeable planner of her pregnancy and better prepare her for the challenges of balancing a career, freedom, and a growing family. Invaluable in its advice to parents, Misconceptions speaks to anyone connected–personally, medically, or professionally–to a new mother.
Category: Health & Fitness

Promiscuities

Author : Naomi Wolf
ISBN : 9781446476239
Genre : Family & Relationships
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By following a group of four contemporary girls - including her younger self - as they come of age in the seventies, Wolf shows how our culture tries to shape and confine women's desire. Embarking on a voyage of discovery, she illustrates how flawed and prescribed are the notions of what women want, and how these change through the ages - from Taoist techniques for giving women pleasure, to Victorian repression, and the so-called liberated nineties. Drawing on scholarly texts, secret diaries, real life and fantasy, she demonstrates that female sexuality is wilder, more demanding and more powerful than our culture dares to accept.
Category: Family & Relationships

Your Baby Is Speaking To You

Author : Kevin Nugent
ISBN : 9780547504490
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 60.8 MB
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From an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking To You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Kevin Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors—early smiling to startling, feeding to sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face. The newest research—including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book—illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents: – the language of yawning – the rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings – baby’s earliest “sleep smiles” and sleep states, and what they signify Your Baby Is Speaking To You delivers the information parents crave in gentle, accessible style while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby’s way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond.
Category: Family & Relationships

Making Sense Of Motherhood

Author : Tina Miller
ISBN : 0521543649
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Becoming a mother changes lives in many ways and this original and accessible 2005 book explores how women try to make sense of, and narrate their experiences of first-time motherhood in the Western world. Tina Miller pays close attention to women's own accounts, over time, of their experiences of transition to motherhood and shows how myths of motherhood continue because women do not feel able to voice their early (often difficult) experiences of mothering. The book charts the social, cultural and moral contours of contemporary motherhood and engages with sociological and feminist debates on how selves are constituted, maintained and narrated. Drawing on original research and narrative theory, the book also explores the disjuncture that often exists between personal experience and public discourse and the cultural dimensions of expert knowledge.
Category: Family & Relationships

Give Me Liberty

Author : Naomi Wolf
ISBN : 9781416592587
Genre : Political Science
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As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, the nation.
Category: Political Science

The Beauty Myth

Author : Naomi Wolf
ISBN : 006196994X
Genre : Social Science
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The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."
Category: Social Science

Fire With Fire

Author : Naomi Wolf
ISBN : 9781448180998
Genre : Social Science
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In her bestselling book The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf sought to change the way in which women see themselves in relation to their bodies. Now she focuses on how they see themselves in relation to power. She argues that the feminist movement has to change if it is to speak to a new generation of women, and that, even as women are gaining more ground than ever before, a wariness of feminist orthodoxies keeps them away from the only movement capable of putting political clout behind their personal success. The book represents a call to women to throw off centuries of conditioning about the relationship between power and femininity.
Category: Social Science

The Mother Of All Baby Books

Author : Ann Douglas
ISBN : 9780470739327
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The Mother of All Baby Books is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival — a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby. It's a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby's exciting first year. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, The Mother of All Baby Books is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North. The Mother of All Baby Books offers: the straight goods on what it's really like to become a parent a frank discussion of the top ten worries of new parents, presented with a hefty dose of reassurance the facts you need to make up your mind about breastfeeding, circumcision, immunization and other important issues comprehensive answers to all of your baby-related questions — including the ones that have you pacing the floor at 3:00 a.m.! medically reviewed, practical advice on coping with colic, diaper rash, nursing strikes, and other common first-year challenges insider secrets on shopping for baby without going broke a helpful glossary of baby-related terms a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more
Category: Health & Fitness

Abnormal Child And Adolescent Psychology

Author : Jean E. Dumas
ISBN : UOM:39015056915864
Genre : Medical
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Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology approaches child and adolescent behavior from a developmental perspective to allow readers to incorporate multiple theories into an integrated understanding of child behavior. Child Psychopathology integrates varied (Developmental, biological, familiar, etc.) contexts in a user-friendly format that allows readers to fully understand child maladaptive behavior. This book employs state-of-the-art material combining case studies, diagnostic issues, research, and Internet Web sites to illustrate that child and adolescent "abnormal" behavior does not occur in a vacuum, and that inside of each of these disorders are real children with real strengths and weaknesses. Child and adolescent psychologists, therapist, teachers of special education.
Category: Medical