Category Archives: professionals

Winnicott’s ‘good-enough’ mother

The concept of the ‘good-enough’ mother, introduced by Winnicott (1965), is still in common use today in family law, and in health and social services. However, it is often misused to blame women for falling below expected standards of parenting … Continue reading

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Professionals want to support mothers apart – they really do (well most of ‘em)!

I have now finished interviewing professionals for the Mothers Apart Project and have got some really splendid interviews. I have discovered very many professionals who want to support mothers apart. Hurrah! However, I also spoke with a couple of interviewees whose thinking … Continue reading

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