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MotherStyles: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Parenting Strengths by [Penley, Diane Eble Janet]
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According to Penley, who self-published The M.O.M.S. Handbook, the key to making mothering easy and enjoyable is to become aware of ways of interacting in the world (e.g., being extroverted or introverted, sensing things based on facts or feeling them intuitively) and balance personal needs with external demands. Penley developed her "Mothers of Many Styles" (M.O.M.S.) program to free women of the image of the "perfect" mother and help them identify their strengths and weaknesses first as mothers, and then in all relationships. Based on the Myers-Briggs personality inventory, Penley's questionnaires and evaluations may aid some readers, but others may find the system—it involves 16 personality types and 16 corresponding mothering styles—complicated and time-consuming. Perhaps the most valuable aspect of Penley's program is her focus on self-care and her recognition of the unique gifts that each woman has to offer her children. However, trying to work with Penley's system on a daily basis could, ironically, add more stress and yet another layer to the image of perfection: the thoroughly self-aware mother who can respond appropriately to her child in all situations. (May 1)
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"A genuinely new and creative way to look at how you are likely to react and behave as a parent." -- InfoDad.com, 05/25/06

"Fabulous...I highly recommend it!" -- Solutions for Busy Moms, 03/16/2006

"It may be the best book written on this subject and it could help your relationship with your daughter." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/23/06

"Show[s] where your strengths--and, sure, weaknesses--lie. Their point is that there are all kinds of good moms." -- Chicago Tribune, 05/14/06

"Useful [and] recommended." -- Library Journal 4/25/06

"[A] practical, example-filled book…Affirming." -- Seattle Times, 6/3/06

Â"May be the best book written on this subject.Â" -- Washington Post, 8/18/06

Product details

  • File Size: 2457 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st Da Capo Press Ed edition (April 4, 2007)
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2007
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0014XOVHU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,770 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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