Ourselves and Our Children Author:The Boston Women's Helth Book Collective Based on the authors' own experences and discussions with more than two hundred mothers and fathers, the book examines both the wonders and frustrations of parenthood, and the challange to work out a balance among the various roles as parents, workers, lovers and friends. — From the initial decision about whether or not to have children, the auth... more »ors take you through all the stages of being parents- from pregnancy and early parenthood, through parenting teenagers, to that time when children grow old enough to leave home and you become parents of grownups. The book decribes how mothers and fathers can share in the daily care of their children; families and the different forms they take; how society affects parents and ways that some parents have worked for change. There is also practical information on how parents can help each other and how they can find and use professional resources.
"Saturday Review" wrote "It's one of those rare books that truly makes a difference... so uniquely supportive that one wants to urge, cajole, and plead with woman and men to read it."« less