“GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER”

Travis Knowlton LCSW
2 min readMar 1, 2023
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The good enough mother was a concept introduced by the British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott. According to Winnicott, the good enough mother is a mother who provides her child with a "holding environment" that allows the child to feel safe, secure, and loved, while also providing opportunities for the child to explore and develop a sense of autonomy.

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Travis Knowlton LCSW

I'm a husband, father, veteran, and licensed clinical social worker that is here to enjoy and share!