Magazine article Work & Family Life

When You Hear the Mommy Guilt, Tune It in or Turn It Off

Magazine article Work & Family Life

When You Hear the Mommy Guilt, Tune It in or Turn It Off

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When you hear the Mommy guilt, tune it in or turn it off

Endless numbers of things make mothers feel guilty, and since guilt is a feeling that not many fathers share, this hook is called Mommy Guilt.

"When you come to terms with your guilt and learn techniques to reduce it," the authors propose, "you are free to focus on the truly important things in life like the happiness of your family...and you will experience increased feelings of confidence in how you handle your roles as parent and spouse."

The authors describe almost every kind of guilt you can think of and give helpful advice on how it manifests itself with children of different ages, how to cope with it and how to make it go away.

This includes, but isn't limited to, feeling guilty because you gravitate more easily to one child, or your two-year-old just had a tantrum in the grocery store, or you expect your home to be "ready for royalty" all the time, or you don't think you can find a way to be a 4th grade-class mother or "family time" at your house so easily disintegrates into fighting and arguments. …

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