Mothers: Their Power and Influence by the late English author Ann Dally, a psychiatrist turned medical historian, is her vintage behavioural psychology book, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.
This was originally published in 1976 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. This was intended at the time (during the 1970s) to be an accessibly-written in-depth guide to parent and child behaviours and environmental influences intended to aid mothers to better understand the psychological underpinnings of their relationships with their children.
The text draws upon the author’s extensive observations from her psychiatric practice, with true accounts of the mothers and children she encountered, as well as selected excerpts from literary authors who wrote expressively about the effects of their own relationships with their mothers.
Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.
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Off to College: A Guide for Parents by Roger H. Martin, a former history professor and college president who has also served as a Harvard dean, is part of the Chicago Guides to Academic Life series of introductory educational guides to academia and academic life, free for a limited time courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.
This is their featured Free Book of the Month for August.
The guide gives a comprehensive overview of modern college life for new students, to better help parents understand the expectations and pressures they face, from academic to social to financial, through a model first year based upon an insider’s visits to a selection of private and public colleges and universities across the US.
Offered worldwide through August, available directly from the university’s website.
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