SOCIAL SCIENCES

Mama, You Are Enough: How To Create Calm, Joy, and Confidence Within the Chaos of Motherhood

Macmillan. Jun. 2020. 336p. ISBN 9781645670698. pap. $16.99. CHILD REARING
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Shadow emotions such as sadness, fearfulness, guilt, and disgust are a part of every mom’s life. In her first book, clinical psychologist Nicogassian gives readers the tools they need to care for their emotional selves. Readers may find relief in the normalcy of these emotions, comfort in knowing they don’t need to act on them, and relief that shadow emotions don’t mean you don’t love your kids enough or are a bad mother. Negative and self-critical thinking increase the power of shadow emotions, and Nicogassian provides practical strategies for moving forward in the midst of unpleasant feelings. The author shares ideas for self-care in each of the main spheres: physical, emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual, and personal.
VERDICT This volume will be a great resource for moms to kids of all ages and stages, from newborn to teen.

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