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The idea of the 'good-enough mother'

A highlight from Radio 4's Archive Hour programme on the psychoanalyst and parenting expert Donald Winnicott, who first broadcast his idea of the 'good-enough mother'; the mother who wasn't perfect and was free, to some extent, to fail. From 1943-1962 he gave some 50 BBC broadcasts and these are two excerpts from his talks, as well as psychotherapist and author Naomi Stadlen's appraisal of Winnicott's ideas.

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