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ERIC Number: EJ826760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Motherhood in the 21st Century: Implications for Counselors
Medina, Sondra; Magnuson, Sandy
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n1 p90-97 Win 2009
Although mental health professionals frequently work with mothers, the social construction of motherhood is rarely discussed in the counseling field. In this article, the literature on motherhood is reviewed. Intensive mothering expectations are critiqued, and the impact of these expectations on employed mothers, mothers on welfare, and stay-at-home mothers is discussed. Suggestions for mental health professionals are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A