The Harmful Effects of Maternal Absence: Erica Komisar, LCSW

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Erica Komisar, LCSWErica Komisar, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst, parent coach, and the author of Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.

We’ll talk today with Erica Komisar who’ll explain why a mother’s emotional and physical presence in her child’s life—especially during the first three years—gives the child a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. We’ll also talk with Erica about why it’s so hard to discuss this issue with mainstream media and how important it is for women and families to seek out the information they need in order to make good decisions about work and family.

Original Air Date , August 10 at 12:00pm CENTRAL
on Salem Radio Network’s The Answer

Suzanne Venker

Suzanne Venker is an author, columnist and radio host known as The Feminist Fixer. She helps free women from feminism so they can find lasting love with men. Suzanne's newest book, WOMEN WHO WIN at Love: How to Build a Relationship That Lasts, will be published October 2019.

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  1. Scott Plavnick says

    Wow. Komisar found all this in other people’s research? That means others have seen these destructive results, but have not sounded the alarm. Or maybe it was just drowned out by Feminists. This should change government’s priority away from taxing everyone so much to pay for daycare for some.

    As a Pastor and University Chaplain, I deal with adults who are struggling to overcome the fall-out of mothers not being there for them when they were little: poor relationships, lack of emotional stability, poor self-concept and purpose, and wrong priorities and habits. And they ask for advice to keep from making the same mistakes in their own families.

    Thank you so much for presenting this science in such a direct and clear way. I just bought Komisar’s book to follow up on this research. And I’ve shared this podcast with many friends and family.

    Suzanne, you are my go-to resource in dealing with Feminism! Keep up the good work.

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