On Becoming a Grandparent
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Dr. Bond combines professional insight with her personal conflicts as she draws from her own family history, recalls her relations with her daughter and daughter-in-law, and ties last night's dreams with today's worries.
ON BECOMING A GRANDPARENT concerns my daughter's pregnancy, as seen through the eyes of a grandmother who is a psychoanalyst. The book stresses the changes wrought in the entire family, including the grandparents, by the newest family member, and forewarns that each new addition will awaken unresolved conflicts among family members. Changes are explored in part through the interpretation of family member's dreams. The development of the fetus is carefully followed from conception to delivery, and complete descriptions of the labor of both my daughter and daughter-in-law are given. The experience also brought back memories of my own pregnancies and childbirths.
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About the Author
Dr. Alma H. Bond is a noted psychoanalyst and author who has published seven books and many articles in prestigious psychoanalytic journals. She was one of the first American non-medical analysts to be elected to membership in the International Psychoanalytic Association. She is a Fellow, Training Analyst, and faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Florida Freelance Writers association, and the Dramatists Guild. She is listed in twenty Who's Who directories.