The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
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Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
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Elaine Heffner is an American psychotherapist, professor, and author. She is a Senior Lecturer of Education in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Heffner is the author of “MOTHERING: The Emotional Experience of Motherhood After Freud and Feminism”, published by Doubleday and Anchor Press. She has been an advisor to the Children’s Television Workshop, a Lecturer at New York University School of Social Work, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University where she taught Parent Education.
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