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Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood Matters with Erica Komisar

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30 West 68th Street

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Join us as we chat with veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar about her newly published book from Penguin, Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters. In this conversation-starting book, Erica shows how a mother’s emotional and physical presence in her child’s life during the first three years gives her child a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient.

Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most current and cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, Being There shows mothers and fathers how to give their children the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults.

In a lively Q&A with Rabbi Samantha Natov, Erica will offer takeaways to parents on establishing an emotional connection with a newborn or young child, selecting and training quality childcare, and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family’s emotional needs in the first three years.

A clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for the last 25 years, Erica is a graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Universities and the New York Freudian Society. She brings her parenting and work/life workshops to clinics, schools, corporations, and childcare settings, including the Garden House School, Goldman Sachs, Shearman and Sterling, and the Early Childhood Center at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.

This event is part of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue's Wise Authors series, which showcases members who have recently published influential books.

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