One Broken Mom

One Broken Mom

Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. <p>Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. <p>For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. <p>Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. <p>Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she ho... Show More

On this episode, Ameé speaks to Joyce McFadden, a psychologist and author of the book “Modern Mothering: What Daughters Say They Need from their Mothers Regarding Sexual Development and Its Impact On Their Self Worth”Joyce has an MSW from Columbia University and five years of postgraduate training in psychoanalysis, she is a faculty member, training analyst and clinical supervisor at the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, board member of the National Council on Women’s Health, member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium, and sexuality consultant for an independent girls’ school. She is a featured writer for the Huffington Post, and her research has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, O The Oprah Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Ms.Magazine.com, CNN.com, Medium.com, Feminist.com, and the Women’s Media Center.Driven by the internal tug of war that has left me in just a “freeze” state regarding what to say and how to behave with struggling with knowing how to talk to her own daughter about sexuality, being provocative, and slut-shaming,  Ameé asks Joyce about how to best do that. Other topics covered in this episode include:The results of Joyce's research study that laid the groundwork of her book "Modern Mothering"How speaking to our daughters about following and trusting their instincts goes beyond the bedroomLearning how to understand the difference between sexuality and sexual objectificationHow NOT talking to our daughters about sexuality leaves our daughters feeling abandoned, even if there is a good relationship in other areasResources:Joyce McFadden's WebsiteModern Mothering Facebook PageModern Mothering on Instagram

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