The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life by Harriet LernerThe Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life by Harriet Lerner

The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life

byHarriet Lerner

Paperback | April 20, 1999

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From the celebrated author of The Dance of Anger comes an extraordinary book about mothering and how it transforms us -- and all our relationships -- inside and out. Written from her dual perspective as a psychologist and a mother, Lerner brings us deeply personal tales that run the gamut from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching. From birth or adoption to the empty nest, The Mother Dance teaches the basic lessons of motherhood: that we are not in control of what happens to our children, that most of what we worry about doesn't happen, and that our children will love us with all our imperfections if we can do the same for them. Here is a gloriously witty and moving book about what it means to dance the mother dance.

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is one of our nation’s most loved and respected relationship experts. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for more than two decades. A distinguished lecturer, workshop leader, and psychotherapist, she is the author o...
Title:The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:April 20, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006093025X

ISBN - 13:9780060930257

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed book I enjoyed this book tremendously. I wish I had this book and the knowledge it provides when I was raising my own children. I will pass it on as it is very straight forward and good reading.
Date published: 2001-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Mother Dance Amazing. I could hardly put it down, but when I did, it was only long enough to courier it to my own mother and sister (who had her first child about a year ago). This book spells so much out in plain language, yet it is such a revelation and at the same time, affirming! I am the non-parent son! I have recommended this book to countless friends and co-workers all the time! Go get it now!
Date published: 2000-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Mother Dance An awesome book for every mother out there. It identifies and validates all the incredible feelings and experiences us mom's feel. It has changed my life and has lifted the weight of motherhood from my shoulders.
Date published: 2000-06-15

From Our Editors

When a woman becomes a mother, her sense of self changes. Harriet Lerner, a mother and psychologist, offers personal anecdotes and fascinating case studies on how becoming a mother changes a woman. From birth to empty nest syndrome, she outlines her experiences and shares them with readers. The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life offers practical advice on coping with these changes and discusses the wisdom and self-discovery possible within the mother/child relationship.

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“One of the wisest and most honest books on parenting I have read.”