GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER

a term for the ordinary and devoted mother who provides an adequate and good enough environment for the growth of the infant's ego to be able to express its true self.

GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER: "The term a good enough mother was coined by Donald Winnicott."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/good-enough-mother/ (accessed August 22, 2017).
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