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pressure on women today has pushed many American mothers to the breaking
point. It feels as if "doing your best" is never enough to please
everyone, and the demands mothers place on themselves are both
impossible and unrealistic. Now Meg Meeker, M.D., critically acclaimed
author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, puts her
twenty-five years’ experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor
into a sound, sane approach to reshaping the frustrating, exhausting
lives of so many moms.
Mothers are expected to do it all: raise
superstar kids, look great, make good salaries, volunteer for
everything, run errands, keep a perfect house, be the perfect wife.
Single mothers often have even more demands—and less support. In this
rallying cry for change, Dr. Meeker incorporates clinical data and her
own experience raising four children to show why mothers suffer from the
rising pressure to excel and the toll it takes on their emotional,
physical, mental, and spiritual health. Too many mothers are
increasingly lonely, anxious, depressed, and unhappy with themselves,
refusing to let themselves off the hook. Here, Dr. Meeker has identified
the 10 most positive habits of mothers who are healthy, happy, and
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- PublisherRandom House