Many women experience constant heartache with their children. Anger, rage, depression, guilt and painful relationships are common, and for years women have struggled to find ways of understanding these problems. "Mothers growing up" tells the stories of women who found themselves caught in the bewildering process of mothering, and describes how many of them came to understand their experience and change it. It is not a book on how to bring up children, but a book designed to give women an understanding of themselves as mothers. Even though women's lives have changed dramatically in the past few decades, the problems of motherhood have been largely untouched. But, as this book shows, it is possible for women to learn to deal with the problems of motherhood and to grow through the experience. This book will be read by mothers and mothers-to-be, and also by feminists, psychologists and others interested in gender issues in parenting. "Dr June de Vaus is a Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Melbourne.".