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Author Peg Streep Discusses Her New Book Mean Mothers

Motherhood Isn't Always Instinctual, Sometimes It's Learned

Sadly not every child can claim that their mother loved them unconditionally and with every ounce of their being. Many women will gush about that immediate affection and connection when they hold their babe in their arms for the first time while others know that it comes with time. Still some moms have to learn how to love their children, as it is not instinctual for everybody.

Author Peg Streep spoke with Robin Roberts about her lack of motherly love during her own childhood and how she has overcome it to be a better parent to her own child. In her book, Mean Mothers, Peg shares stories of other women who struggle with the mother-daughter relationships. While it is the darker side of motherhood, some may appreciate the voice on the taboo topic. Do you know someone who could benefit from a lesson on the subject?

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kia kia 8 years
Fascinating book idea, I will read it. I grew up with a "mean mother" and moved away from her when I was 14 because her abuse was getting extremely physical at that time. I forgive her and feel bad that she still does not know how to love unconditionally. She is a very unhappy person and sadly I see the cycle going on with my older sister that is a mirror image of our mom.
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