When Dad Hurts Mom by Lundy Bancroft
Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

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Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother?

Mothers in physically or emotionally abusive relationships ask themselves these questions every day. Here, a counselor reveals how abusers interact with and manipulate children-and how mothers can help their children recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse.

This book, the first ever of its kind, shows mothers how to:

Protect children and help them heal emotionally
Provide love, support, and positive role models, even in the midst of abuse
Increase their chances of winning custody
Help their kids feel good about themselves


About Lundy Bancroft

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Lundy Bancroft is the author of Why Does He Do That? as well as When Dad Hurts Mom and articles in medical journals and professional books. He lives in New England. JAC Patrissi facilitates the Growing a New Heart retreat series for women healing from destructive relationships and is the founder and former director of the Vermont Victim Assistance Academy.
Published March 1, 2005 by Berkley. 388 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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