1. The Impact of Contemporary Culture on Maternal Functions: An Overview / Salman Akhtar, MD 2. The Changing Morphology of Parenthood - Its Implications for Separation-Individuation Theory / Henri Parens, MD 3. Helicopter Parents, Tiger Parents and Cell Phones / Susan Coates, PhD 4. Single Mothers and Women's Autonomy / Mary Kay O'Neil, PhD 5. Sole-Support Mothers and Autonomy from the Child's Perspective / S. Ami Berkowitz, MEd 6. Mothers' Experiences in Creating an Emotional Connection with their Adopted Children: A Qualitative Study / Mary Winzinger, PhD, April Fallon, PhD, and Virginia Brabender, PhD 7. Adoptive Mothers Growing up With Their Children: Reflections on a Long Term Group for Adoptive Mothers / Elaine Frank, LCSW 8. Immigrant Mothers / Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, PhD, and Milena Claudius, MA 9. Mothers without Motherlands / Yaprak Egilmez Harrison, MD, PhD 10. Modern Families: Reflections on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Motherhood / Deborah F. Glazer, PhD 11. Complex Gender Identifications, Regulatory Anxiety, and Grieving: Reflections on Lesbian Motherhood / John L. Frank, MD 12. Modern Motherhood, Modern Mothering, and New Family Constellations: A Concluding Commentary / Mali Mann, MD
Salman Akhtar, MD, is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.