Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Soul Mothers' Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother": meet the author June 3, 7pm

At 7pm on Wednesday, June 3, clinical social worker Bette J. Freedson, who practices in
South Berwick, Maine, will discuss her new book, “Soul Mothers’ Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother” (Pearlsong Press) at the Dover Public Library.
          Her book outlines seven critical tasks that will benefit both readers and their children. Bette draws from her own life experience, her years of acquired clinical knowledge, and from the inspiring stories of other single mothers. With courage and transparency, she shares her story of early loss, marital separation and divorce, the untimely death of her former husband, and various difficult phases of her single motherhood. Freedson chronicles the struggle of bringing up two daughters while developing a social work career, discovering her psychic intuition, and growing into a solid, authentic Self. 
         Absorbing the concepts in each of the book’s seven chapters, the reader will be guided toward the accomplishment of these tasks. The book also includes ideas for reflection, tips for understanding, and pages for journaling at the end of each chapter. “Soul Mothers’ Wisdom” is a unique personal journey to maturity, resilience, and self-strength, qualities identified by Freedson as constituting “True MRS.” 

        Bette J. Freedson is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Social Work and a consultant to MSAD 35. The author of many articles, she has been quoted in magazines such as “Working Mother” and “Women’s Day”. She is a “JustAskExpert” at   Famed pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton calls “Soul Mothers’ Wisdom”  a “fine book full of support for single parents who have to face the job of raising children alone,” and says, “I would advise all single mothers to read it.”  Signed copies of “Soul Mothers’ Wisdom” will be available for purchase at the program. For more information, call the Library at 603-516-6050.

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