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Title Parents under the influence : words of wisdom from a former bad mother / Cécile David-Weill.
Author David-Weill, Cécile, 1960- author.
Publication New York : Other Press, 2020.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Summary "Part American and part French, part memoir and part guide, this book offers a fresh, unique, and powerful perspective on the challenges of parenting and how to find a rewarding path forward for parents and children alike. How should we raise our children? It should be a simple enough question to answer but in fact it is an intimidating and complex one. We often address it by deciding to do either exactly what our parents did or just the opposite. After that we rely on a cocktail of love and instinct, hoping it will be enough to overcome the difficulties ahead. Far from having perfect free will, however, we are all under the influence. The child still within us confuses, influences, or undermines all our aspirations as parents and prevents us from sticking to the philosophy we initially hoped to follow. These unresolved emotions drive us to reproduce the upbringing we received, including the behaviors that have hurt us the most. In Parents Under the Influence, Cecile David-Weill draws on her own parenting blunders and successes as well as concrete examples, case studies, and works of fiction to guide readers, helping them heal from the past and become effective, nurturing parents"-- Provided by publisher.
"Part memoir, part parenting guide, part American and part French, Parents Under the Influence offers a unique view of the challenges of parenting, and fresh perspectives on how to find a beneficial path forward for parents and children alike. How should we raise our children? It should be a simple enough question to answer but in fact it is an intimidating and complex one. We often address it either by doing exactly what our parents did, or by doing just the opposite: We rely on a cocktail of love and instinct, hoping that that will be enough to overcome the difficulties ahead. Far from having perfect free will, we are all under the influence. The child still within us confuses, influences or contradicts all the aspirations of our parents, and drives us to reproduce the upbringing we received. In Parents Under the Influence, Cele David-Weill draws on her own parenting blunders and successes to guide readers toward awareness of and mastery over their conditioned responses, to heal from the past and become effective, nurturing parents"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject Parenting.
Motherhood.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
Motherhood. (OCoLC)fst01026907
Parenting. (OCoLC)fst01053407
Self-actualization (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01111481
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: David-Weill, Cécile, 1960- author. Parents under the influence New York : Other Press, 2020 9781590510568 (DLC) 2018056706
ISBN 9781590510575 (ebook)

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