Unbroken Homes: Single-Parent Mothers Tell Their Stories Wendy A. Paterson

ISBN: 9780789011404

Published: April 20th 2001


426 pages


Unbroken Homes: Single-Parent Mothers Tell Their Stories  by  Wendy A. Paterson

Unbroken Homes: Single-Parent Mothers Tell Their Stories by Wendy A. Paterson
April 20th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 426 pages | ISBN: 9780789011404 | 7.59 Mb

Explore the real-life triumphs and tragedies of single-parent mothers!Unbroken Homes is a story quilt of personal narratives constructed from in-depth, case study interviews of five single-parent mothers. The book chronicles their journeys as mothers, daughters, and women, in relationships and in solitude, displaying their stories in their own words like the squares of a multicolored quilt. Unbroken Homes breaks through the stigma associated with broken homes and provides a new perspective on the reorganization of American families.Unbroken Homes encourages you to rethink some damaging stereotypical assumptions about children from single-mother headed homes.

Drawing information from family research, counseling, and a cross-section of social sciences, this book is pertinent to any professional who works with single parents or their children. Unbroken Homes does not deal with what is typical in the single-parenting experience, nor does it give advice or proselytize.

Rather, its purpose is to discover the meaning that single-parent mothers bring to their own lives, helping you to understand the dynamics of single-parent families from a uniquely personal perspective.In Unbroken Homes you will witness the ways that these women: experience the ill effects of gender role socialization work to overcome stigma redefine ideals for family life and gender expectations balance responsibilities in and outside of their homes stretch finances to meet the needs of their families regain strength and self-confidence encourage their childrens development affirm the strength of their families cope with depression develop networks of supportThis intensely personal collection of womens stories and reflections is a must read for everyone who seeks a better understanding of divorce, single-parenting, and being alone, from an insiders perspective.

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