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  • Published: 28 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742281230
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 360
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Motherguilt


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Today's mothers are suffering from an epidemic of guilt that is so powerful and so uniquely related to motherhood that it has it's own name – Motherguilt. But what causes them to feel this way and why are fathers seemingly immune from the condition? Wanting only the best for their families mothers run themselves ragged, taking care of everyone and everything else before considering their own needs. When things go wrong, as they inevitably do, they blame themselves and Motherguilt takes over.
So is it possible for women to deprogram themselves of this opressive guilt? Yes, say Ita Buttrose and Dr Penny Adams, who have combined their respective talents to examine this phenomenon and offer positive solutions for a permanent cure.

  • Pub date: 28 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742281230
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 360

About the Authors

Penny Adams

Dr Penny Adams, graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1982 with first-class honours and the University Medal. She worked at Royal North Shore Hospital for several years before leaving to establish a General Practice in Mosman, where she has practiced for the last twenty years. She subsequently gained her Fellowship in General Practice, being awarded the Kent Hughes Medal for topping the nation in the exams. While the diversity of General Practice is its main attraction, Penny's special interests include women and children's health, adolescent medicine, sexual health and preventative health and screening. With a passion for health promotion, Penny is a frequent guest speaker for charities, and has made regular appearances on shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and Good Health Television. She has a reputation, not only with her patients but also media audiences, for her caring nature and a lively sense of humor. Penny is married to Dr Ian Stevenson, an anesthetist, and has three children: Diana, a university student, and Tom and Olivia, who are at school.

Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose AO, OBE has enjoyed an extensive career in print, radio and television. She has edited leading magazines and newspapers including Sydney's Daily & Sunday Telegraphs, The Australian Women's Weekly, Cleo and ITA. She is a regular social commentator on Channel Nine's Today show and in popular demand on the professional speakers' circuit. She is National President of Alzheimer's Australia, Vice-President Emeritus of Arthritis Australia and National Patron of the Macular Degeneration Foundation and has also been awarded Australian of the Year 2013.


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