Read what Others Have Gained from Parenting Expert Debra Gilbert Rosenberg
The last things most mothers out there need is more advice on the 'right' way to do anything when it comes to being a parent. Debra's work is an antidote to that perspective as she offers what literally may be the best solution to what we call balance -- taking it all in, taking a deep breath, and doing what just feels right and normal to you.
- Stacy DeBroff
National Parenting Expert, author of The Mom Book : 4278 of Mom Central's Tips--For Moms from Moms, and CEO of Mom Central, Inc. (www.momcentral.com) and Mom Central Consulting (www.momcentralconsulting.com)
Debra's books offer a fresh perspective on choices a woman makes when becoming a mother, and she assists each woman in understanding how to make a decision that is best for her family, and accepting it. Particularly, "Motherhood Without Guilt," offers clear, candid suggestions to set aside certain expectations and standards, thus allowing a mother and her family to thrive and flourish.
- Julie Lambert
Board member, ICAN of Chicago
Debra Gilbert Rosenberg knows motherhood. She was on our radio show, Good Enough Moms on FM107.1 in Minnesota, and did a wonderful job explaining why mothers feel guilty and what we can do to deal with the guilt we feel as mothers. She is very articulate and gave us some easy-to-follow tips to start enjoying motherhood more without the guilt!
- Erin Garner
"I come in contact with a lot of parenting experts through Newbaby.com and Mom Talk Radio; few however have the experience, practicality and good sense that Debra offers. She takes the guilt not only out of motherhood but out of asking for help!"
- Maria Bailey
Founder, BlueSuitMom.com and Newbaby.com and Host, Mom Talk Radio
Debra's sound guidance is invaluable for parent any who'd like to feel more confident about their choices and decisions - and who wouldn't? Her compassion, years of expertise, and personal experience as a mom make her uniquely qualified to address a broad range of parenting topics with both sensitivity and clarity.
- Jennifer Waldburger, LCSW
Co-Creator, The Sleepeasy Solution
Prepare to feel understood, supported and more confident after reading Debra’s expertly written parenting books. As a parent coach I recommend Motherhood Without Guilt to all of my clients, and as a parent educator of new moms, I recommend New Mom’s Companion on the first day of class. Personally, as a mother of three, I have used Debra’s books to get me through the tough times. Debra addresses real concerns in a caring and nonjudgemental way, and her soothing and reassuring words are insightful and inspiring. Debra validates the common feelings of parents and she offers thoughtful advice on how to cope. Her books are a must have for parents and professionals.
- Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach
Debra Rosenberg has facilitated both the Parenting In The 21st Century education training, and the New Moms Group for Parenthesis. What strikes me most about Debra is her ability to analyze the needs of the participants in programs and translate their concerns into easy, practicle, immediate strategies for parents to use. As parents return for a second session of training, they report the "miracle" that has occurred in their home. The strategies work and the family is on the road to emotional healthy. Debra has such great respect for the American family. She is a consumate professional who really gets results.
- Kathy Kern, Executive Director
Parenthesis Parent Child Center
The essential "Bible" for every new mom (excerpt)
A friend and I were looking for a gift for a first-time mother when we came upon The New Mom's Companion. As a mother and a psychiatrist, I know first and second hand how much a woman's life drastically changes when she has her first baby. This attractive book insightfully and sensitively touches on all of the many concerns I had when I first became a mother, from internal, identity issues to changes in my marriage and other relationships. The Question and Answer format is easy to use and allows a harried mom to focus right in on the issues coming up for her at that moment.
- Louise from Glencoe, Illinois
A "must have" for New Moms
I am a first time mother and received this book when my son was three weeks old and it really helped my sanity. With the new found awareness of postpartum psychosis this book is a must for all new moms. When I brought my son home from the hospital I had such a swing of emotions (some to embarrassing to share) that I thought I made a big mistake having a child! It was difficult adapting to this "little bundle of joy" let alone coming to grips with my new role as mother. I mean wasn't this supposed to be the best thing? Well, when I picked up The New Mom's Companion and read through the questions that pertained to me I felt not only relieved but confident that I didn't make the biggest mistake in my life. What I liked most about this book was the format of question and answer it let's you browse the questions that pertain to you. The great thing is that this book not only validates your feelings and let's you know they are normal but offers some great coping advice. I can't thank these women enough for taking the time to put out such a great book for such a great cause our children and their hard working Mom's.
- Reader from Western Springs, Illinois
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 20, 2004
Guilt is the kudzu of motherhood.
Left alone, kudzu can easily smother and choke a beautiful, growing plant. In "Motherhood Without Guilt," Debra Rosenberg attempts to help readers pull these weeds out by the root, giving moms some room to breathe.
Using a question-and-answer format, Rosenberg, a clinical social worker, discusses the push-and-pull feelings moms have about their children, husbands, extended family and friends. And there's always the classic guilt of the "work vs. stay home" variety.
In some cases, Rosenberg asserts that guilty pleasures are all right in moderation.
At other times, she helps moms identify the source of their guilt as a means to better control it. For instance, mothers who travel may feel guilty for different reasons - insufficient child-care arrangements, missing childhood milestones or enjoying the freedom from responsibility. Once the root of the problem is identified, Rosenberg offers more specific advice.
- Pam Lilley, Special to The Plain Dealer
Motherhood without guilt is possible????
The first thoughts that came to mind when I saw Motherhood Without Guilt on the bookstore shelf, were that there is no way that this book could convince me that parenthood/motherhood is possible without guilt. As a mother of a 16 year-old daughter, 11 year old son, and a clinical social worker for 20 years, knew better! I continued to peruse the book and skeptically bought it and took it home. After finishing the book (within the next two days), I had a new perspective on what the author was trying to convey to mothers. Ms. Rosenberg writes a practical book which answers many questions that many women think of, but are afraid to talk about or admit to themselves, partners, or even other mothers. Ms. Rosenberg also addresses the issue of self-care and the importance of self-nurturing -- which many readers would view as "selfish." The author is able to give examples of ways mothers can start to take care of themselves better with the understanding that their health and happiness is a critical element in good parenting. I would highly recommend this book, and have already recommended it to many of my clients and friends who are mothers. Although I am still convinced of the impossibility of motherhood without guilt, I believe this book will educate women about how to balance their own personal lives/needs with the many demands of motherhood. Readers will definitely come away from this book with new information, and practical advice.
- Kathy, from San Diego, California on Amazon.Com