Quotation by Elaine Heffner

The ease with which problems are understood and solved on paper, in books and magazine articles, is never matched by the reality of the mother's experience. . . . Her child's behavior often does not follow the storybook version. Her own feelings don't match the way she has been told she ought to feel. . . . There is something wrong with either her child or her, she thinks. Either way, she accepts the blame and guilt.
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