Item description for Home by Choice: Raising Emotionally Secure Children in an Insecure World by Brenda Hunter...
Overview It's one of the toughest choices a mother will ever make: to "work" or be a full-time mother? It is also a long-running debate between moms who feel they contribute more to society at work than at home and those who feel mothering is not just a full-time job but a calling. In this newly repackaged, expanded, and updated edition of Home by Choice, national authority Dr. Brenda Hunter brings research to the discussion table, arguing that no one can replace the care a mother provides. As kids grow up with parental presence, she says, they develop a sense of home that will serve them all their lives. Dr. Hunter speaks directly to moms, addressing their unique concerns-such as financial pressure, support from husbands, and personal fulfillment. She makes a well-reasoned case for the enduring effects of a mother's love.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590528107 ISBN13 9781590528105
Availability 0 units.
More About Brenda Hunter
Dr. Brenda Hunter is a psychologist and internationally published author. Educated at Georgetown University, she has written numerous books, including "Home By Choice, In the Company of Women, " and "The Power of Mother Love." In her role as an advocate for motherhood, she has appeared on CBS s "This Morning, Larry King Live, " and "Focus on the Family.""
Brenda Hunter currently resides in Vienna, in the state of US Virgin Islands.
Reviews - What do customers think about Home by Choice: Raising Emotionally Secure Children in an Insecure World?
A Real Eye-Opener! Oct 15, 2008
Fantastic, well-researched resource for moms who are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to stay home with their children. Legitimate concerns such as finances, support from your husband, and personal fulfillment are addressed. The research regarding early childhood emotional attachment and it's long-lasting social effects is eye-opening!
The best parenting book every! Oct 13, 2007
This is the best parenting book ever. The book sites many references that back up the practical, moral advice for mothers. No mother should even leave the maternity ward of a hospital without reading this book. Excellent. This book supports a mother making the most important, most responsible decision of her life-Raising her own children!
Great support for women who stay home with their children Aug 5, 2004
I am in the middle of making the transition from working full-time outside the home as a teacher the first year of my daughter's life to working full-time FROM home. I am lucky to be able to do this; in our family right now, my working is a necessity rather than a choice while DH finishes his education.
HOME BY CHOICE backed up my belief that the place I need to be is home. We women who are educated and choose to use our skills on our children rather than on (in my case) other people's children should be commended, not condemned. Regardless of what people think, the research simply supports us.
Reading this book reinforced my decision, revitalized me when I was beginning to feel alone in that decision, and re-energized my spirit so I could give more to my daughter. I HIGHLY recommend this book to any pregnant women, women who already stay at home with their children, or moms who work outside the home and don't feel particularly comfortable leaving their children in someone else's care.
Preaching to the choir May 17, 2004
I hated this book. I bought it in the hope that it would be provide support, should I be able to be a SAHM one day, instead what I got was a heavy guilt trip for working now. Never once does the author acknowledge that somen women have to work for financial reasons! Not all husbands are doctors and lawyers and can support the family for 18+ years! (...) And what about widowed mothers? She never addresses them, either! This book seemed like nothing more than another attempt to set working Moms against SAHMs. If she wanted to convince women why they should stay at home, she shouldn't go about it by bashing them and tearing them down for working, no matter what the reason.
The Research to back up the Stay at home mom Feb 25, 2004
I just finished reading this book and feel revitalized about my decision to stay at home with my kids. I have always felt intuitively that what I am doing is important, but this gives me the statistics and the research to back it up. An educated woman like myself is not wasted on the care of her children. When people look back over the course of their lives they wish they had spent more time with their families, they don't wish they had spent more time advnacing their careers.