There are dozens of theories and hundreds of books explaining what kind of a parent you should become. However not only every parent, but also every child and every culture is unique. Be the one to determine the rightway for yourself with the help of a game called “Map of Motherhood”.
In the modern world, being a mother has become a highly valuable identity for a woman. Being a good mother is viewed as an imperative for a successful life. In the East, motherhood also contains a sacred dimension. For example, it is not viewed as a problem if a mother is not working or earning money, as long as her ultimate priority is to provide care and protection for her children.
When evaluated on the Map of Motherhood, even the motherhood identity finds the place it truly deserves. The position of this identity will be different for every mother in every country. Map of Motherhood can be viewed as an intercultural value assessment tool, however, it is different from a simple mind map as it provides a balance and control mechanism for parents. The book also argues for an internationally viable approach to “Sustainable Good Parenting”.
Map of Motherhood will be published by Dixi Books in English in June 2018.
About the author
Gulus Gulcugil-Turkmen founded the Turkish blog AlternatifAnne.com (Alternative Mothering) in 2010, a platform where experts and blogger mothers gathered with an objective to propose motherhood models that are not only sceptical to prevailing current trends but also create stimulus for raising children in conscientious ways. Her research reference book “Anneligin Otesinde” (Beyond Motherhood, 2012) about ongoing motherhood movements and their attributes through a comparative perspective by focusing on cultural distinctions from around the globe, has been critically acclaimed and gave way to numerous conference and panel invitations from foremost universities in Turkey along with reviews and discussions in national TV and radio programmes. Turkmen is giving workshops and lectures in Turkey as well as in Europe.