Erica Komisar is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for the last 25 years.
I was so delighted to be given the opportunity to speak with her about her book entitled Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood In The First Three Years Matters
(click on the title of Erica's book to view for purchase or more information)
Erica graciously gave of her time to share her wisdom with me and the science behind the importance of a mother's presence in the lives of her children for their healthy mental and emotional development in the first three years.
This is more than just being home vs a working mom, it is a source of providing clarity and empowerment to the immense and irreplaceable role of a mother's love.
For more about Erica click here to be taken to her website.
Naturally, we do speak about the mother wound and the issues that can arise out of that woundedness in our own motherhood if gone unaddressed or not dealt with appropriately.
As Catholics, we have a tremendous source or grace and Maternal love to sustain and provide for us in ways unimaginable. Calling upon Our Lady for her intercession with recourse to her daily is often missed, but such an important blessing to us.
Here below is a great source for learning more about this and I encourage those new moms, or those feeling called to the vocation of motherhood, to invest time to deepening an awareness of the role and also not to hesitate to seek healing. It is available to us and so very necessary so we can be present emotionally, physically, and spiritually to our own children.
Marge Fenelon: Forgiving Mother
(click above for more information)
The greatest gift and grace I ever received was to understand the depth of Our Blessed Mother's love before I became a mother myself.
We do not live merely to survive these days, but to thrive in them. There is nothing more important than this and it is cause for great rejoicing
Thanks so much for listening :)