Discover how the radiant, life-changing power of maternal love affects a child's sense of self, values, conscience, and capacity for empathy and intimacy. In this compelling study, Dr. Hunter explores the deep emotional mother-child bond; advocates "quantity time" at home; and examines the rewards of making room in a heart and life for another person. 268 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
The Power of Mother Love highlights the incredible--although sometimes unrealized--influence that a mother has on her children and her society.
Decades of scientific and psychological study provide overwhelming evidence for the idea that "mother love" has an enormous, permanent impact in shaping the character and life of a child. In her compelling new work, psychologist Brenda Hunter presents a convincing argument that indicates this love is even more powerful, even more far-reaching than our culture has yet realized, not only for the child, but for the mother and society as a whole.
Affirming the immeasurable value of the mothering role while realistically addressing women's greatest questions and concerns, Hunter clearly reveals how mother love positively affects the way a woman defines herself. All mothers, and all those who care about the lives of women, children, and the future of our society will be dramatically impacted by this not-to-be-missed book, skillfully written to empower women to mother from the heart.
Dr. Brenda Hunter is a noted psychologist and an internationally published author. Educated at Georgetown University, she has written numerous books, including Home by Choice, In the Company of Women, In the Company of Friends, and A Wedding Is a Family Affair. She has addressed national conventions and congressional staff on childcare issues and has worked with two presidential commissions. Dr. Hunter is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband, Don, in Virginia.