Clinical psychologist and author Tom Phelan provides the answers moms are looking for to the challenges of emotional labor and mental load.
The Manager Mom Epidemic (Dec. 3, 2019) clearly and simply lays out how moms got stuck doing everything for their families and is the first book to address what they can do about it. As a practicing clinical psychologist for over 35 years, and the author of 1-2-3 Magic (over 2 million copies sold), Dr. Phelan has spent years observing and advising families on child behavior topics and family dynamics.
Now, in The Manager Mom Epidemic, Dr. Phelan brings that expertise to bear on the motherhood issues on the tip of everyone’s tongue. In the book he discusses:
- The things moms tell themselves they have to do in order to be “good” moms
- At what age can children really be responsible for their own laundry (and everything else!)
- What to say to start the conversation with your family
- Which household tasks to hand off first to make a successful transition
- How to manage resistant or traditionalist partners
- How moms can reclaim time for themselves while teaching their children the skills the need to succeed as adults
Emily Oster, New York Times bestselling author of Expecting Better and Cribsheet says of The Manager Mom Epidemic, "I predict this will change the lives of many families—mine included—for the better. A must read."
DR. THOMAS W. PHELAN is an internationally renowned expert, author, and lecturer on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder.
A registered Ph.D. clinical psychologist, he appears frequently on radio and TV. Dr. Phelan has practiced and worked to help families in the western suburbs of Chicago for over 35 years. He has served on the boards of directors for both ADDA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADD/ADHD. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1997.
He is also the author of the 1-2-3 Magic program, which has sold over 2 million copies.
Moms! You need this book. It will be the best $7.99 you ever spent. If you are a mom who does everything and is feeling exhausted you can change things. You DO NOT need to do it all. This book will teach you how to talk to your family, delegate out responsibilities to your children and know they will get it done. It may not always be exactly as you say but if you give some slack on the reins you may be pleasantly surprised.
As I read the book I would highlight passages an even quote it at times to my co-workers as they told me about their rough evening, weekend or morning. There is something for everything in here and all suggestion are easy to follow if you are all in.
You can do it. Read this! It is an easy no nonsense approach with common sense suggestions to get the whole family on board.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.