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Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters by Erica Komisar. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters by Erica Komisar. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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A new book on early childhood development by Erica Komisar, a psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert, says that mothers are biologically necessary for babies and urges women to stay at home during the first three years of their child's life.

The book, "Be There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters," has stirred controversy and conversation over the role of a mother in a child's life and how working mothers should best maintain a balance between work and family.

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Erica Komisar, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert. She tweets @ericakomisarcsw.

This segment aired on November 15, 2017.

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