Another study of woman's role in the realm of marriage and raising children offers intelligent guideposts to mature living...

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THEIR MOTHER'S DAUGHTERS

Another study of woman's role in the realm of marriage and raising children offers intelligent guideposts to mature living within the traditional basic concepts of woman's primary position as wife and mother. As a companion volume to Their Mother's Sons (written by Dr. Strecker) this will present readers with many of the maxims for well adjusted daughters that the former did for sons. These are developed in chapters dealing with familiar aspects of mother-daughter (and often father daughter) relationships through various growth stages from birth and on into marriage. Through these the psychology of weak, possessive mothers is extensively outlined. Usually the product of possessive mothers themselves, their warning signs are tendencies to meddle in everything their daughters do, to instil frightening rather than relieving notions of sex, to relive life through the younger generation, and so forth. Specific case histories serve to ground these general points and give sensible directives for an emotionally untroubled life which, if it refrains from admitting women to the realm of humanity where they may think and act as people rather than women, at least indicates a sound and happy femininity.

Pub Date: Sept. 5, 1956

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Publisher: Lippincott

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1956