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Mothers and Daughters

Searching for New Connections

Ann F. Caron, Ed.D.

Henry Holt and Co.

In this positive and illuminating book, Ann Caron explores the spirit, durability, and complexity of the mother-daughter bond during a time of mutual searching. Daughters, hitting their stride after college, are setting new standards for themselves and questioning their goals and expectations. Mothers, themselves going through major life changes, are also looking for new ways to express themselves. Drawing from her many interviews with women from both groups, Caron discusses their joys, ambitions, frustrations, and hopes regarding sex, marriage, spirituality, and careers. What clearly emerges is that despite their different generational influences, their dreams of finding themselves through connections to others, and especially to each other, are the same.

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Mothers and Daughters: Searching for New Connections
1The Transition to Adulthood: The College YearsA "Transition into Equality"Preparing for Freshman YearMothersLetting Go How Much Support? "She Wanted to Be Independent" "I'm Putting Her Through School" Finding the BalanceDaughters"A Time to Develop Yourself" Sex, Drugs, Eating Disorders: Social Scene 101 New Role Models "Madly in Love with Shakespeare" The College Network Work Instead of College "I Appreciate Her So Much More": The Relationship ChangesMoving OnA "Transition into Equality"When Denise, age 52, asked her daughter, Jill, a junior
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Praise for Mothers and Daughters

"A unique insight into the relationship between midlife mothers and their twenties daughters . . . [A] useful and important book." (Mary Pipher)

"Readable and thought-provoking." (Library Journal)

"By exploring women's development from the time a daughter enters college to 'wedding mania' as she approaches her thirties, Caron thoughtfully portrays these daughters' and mothers' perspectives on their respective life experiences. . . . Mothers and Daughters is indeed a book for mothers and daughters." (Susan McGee Bailey, Ph.D., executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ann F. Caron, Ed.D.

  • Ann F. Caron, Ed.D., is the author of two previous books: Don't Stop Loving Me, for mothers of adolescent girls, and Strong Mothers, Strong Sons, for mothers of adolescent boys. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Mothers and Daughters

Searching for New Connections

Ann F. Caron, Ed.D.

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Henry Holt and Co.

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