I Was a Pretty Good Mother

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What did I know?

As a clinical child psychologist before I became a mother, I had some pretty screwy ideas about what constituted good parenthood. For example, a 5-year-old staged a “throw down” in protest of being told “No” by his mother. Her face was red as she related the story, which unfolded in a crowded store where she yanked him off the…

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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.