Your Baby and Child

Your Baby and Child

By Penelope Leach

Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780375712036, 560pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2010


This newest edition of Penelope Leach’s much-loved, trusted, and comprehensive classic—an international best seller for twenty-five years, with nearly two million copies sold in America alone—encompasses the latest research and thinking on child development and learning, and reflects the realities of today’s changing lifestyles.

In her authoritative and practical style, Leach responds fully to parents’ every concern about the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of their children. She describes, in easy-to-follow stages from birth through starting school, how children develop: what they are doing, experiencing, and feeling. And she tackles both the questions parents often ask—What does a new baby’s wakefulness or a toddler’s tantrum mean?—and those that are more difficult: How should new parents time their return to work, choose day care, tell a child about a new baby or an impending divorce?

Whatever the concern or question, Your Baby and Child supplies the information, encouragement, and reassurance every parent-to-be or new parent needs.

About the Author
Penelope Leach is a research psychologist and one of the world s leading experts on child development. Her books include "Your Baby and Child", "Babyhood", and "Children First". She is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, a visiting professor at Winchester University, and a senior research fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, and at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the American Institute for Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies, a member of the Curriculum Board of Sesame Street, a consulting editor of "Child" magazine, vice president of the Health Visitors Association, and president and chair of the Child Development Society.