Mommy Guilt: Learn to Worry Less, Focus on What Matters Most, & Raise Happier Kids
This eye-opening book presents the results of an original, never-before-published nationwide survey of over 1,300 parents -- 96% of whom reported that they felt guilty about some aspect of parenting. The most common include yelling, family time, work choices, school, and sports. Mommy Guilt offers straightforward principles for handling these and many other common issues - as well as for dealing with everyday challenges that frequently add up to feelings of guilt.
Through practical, tried-and-true
tips, anecdotes, quizzes, and worksheets, Mommy Guilt illustrates
how moms can fend off the guilt and focus on what really matters.
From the back cover:
Have you ever felt that to be a good parent, you need to be superhuman? Like millions of parents, you’ve got Mommy Guilt: a feeling that your family is suffering because you can’t do everything.
The authors of Mommy Guilt
wanted to know what causes these potentially overwhelming feelings. They
performed a thorough survey of more than 1,300 parents, and the results
point to many factors, some of the most common being yelling, lack of family
time, work choices, and tension over school and extracurricular issues.
Mommy Guilt explores these factors and many others and offers seven straightforward
principles for turning our hectic, stressed, guilt-inducing ways of life
into more nurturing, healthful experiences for ourselves and our families.
Check out who recommends our book!
"Mommy Guilt is a book
whose time has come. The seven principles of the Mommy Guilt-Free Philosophy
are clearly and precisely stated and the language empowers moms with children
between the ages of two through twelve and even beyond."
"Helpful hints and a hopeful
message for self-doubting mothers: Get Over It! Guilt is the most useless
emotion in the world."
"This volume provides
overstressed parents with developmentally appropriate guidance, information,
and activities, all designed to increase the joys and satisfactions of
being a parent in today’s world."
"The authors' reassuring
tone, sound advice and dozens of real-life examples make Mommy Guilt a
terrific resource for parents. Readers will learn how to banish those guilty
feelings and start enjoying being a mom."
Table of Contents
Part 2 The Stuff of Guilt
Part 3 Building on Your Mommy
Part 4 Appendices