Your Growing Child

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Your Growing Child

By Penelope Leach; Leach

Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780394710662, 752pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 1986


Penelope Leach is one of today’s foremost authorities on child care, author of the greatly admired Your Baby & Child: From Birth to Age Five, which Dr. T. Berry Brazelton has called “a wonderful book. Well researched, well written and sensitive to both parents’ and children’s needs in the task of growing up together.” Now, with the same authority and understanding, she discusses parents’ concerns about children of all ages.

Your Growing Child is an A-to-Z compendium of vital information and comfort for every mother and father—from new parents bringing home their first infant to parents of adolescents soon to strike out on their own. Whether she is telling you what to do when your child suddenly develops a high fever or earache or rash, or suggesting how you might determine the reason behind your eight-year-old’s unwillingness to go to school, or helping you deal with your adolescent’s developing sexuality, Penelope Leach’s full and specific advice always reflects not only the practice of leading medical authorities but her own immense expertise and experience as a child psychologist, her extraordinary sensitivity to the feelings of both child and parent, and her grasp of the realities—financial, professional, and social—of life today.

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.

"Donna L. Leach Ed.D., MT(ASCP)" is Associate Professor and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Department at Winston-Salem State University. She received her BS in Medical Technology and BA in Chemistry from Rhode Island College, her MS in Management from Troy State University and Ed.D. in Higher Education from Texas Tech University. Dr. Leach has published numerous articles in Clinical Laboratory Science publications and co-authored the cover story for the September 2000 issue of Medical Laboratory Observer, entitled, "Bioterrorism: Is Your Laboratory Ready?" Dr. Leach is also a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserves.

"Denny G. Ryman Ed.D., MT (ASCP)" is Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science at Winston-Salem State University. He received his AS in biology from Ferrum College, BS in biology from James Madison University, MS in microbiology from the University of Arkansas, his Ed.D. in human services administration from the University of Sarasota and a certificate in medical technology from Antaeous Institute of Arkansas. Dr. Ryman has held staff and supervisory medical technology positions at several hospitals including the University of Virginia. Dr. Ryman co-developed the first Internet CLS undergraduate program in the nation and was awarded a grant to study breast cancer tumor markers by the Department of the Army.

Praise For Your Growing Child

“Leach is practical and understanding: she provides workable solutions to the thorniest problems . . . Whether discussing physical or emotional concerns, Leach goes right to the point—reassuring parents that whatever the problem, something concrete can be done . . . An invaluable family reference.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A wealth of information . . . [Leach’s] writing is relaxed and matter-of-fact, the advice based on common sense.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Leach merges the best practical advice with an extraordinary sensitivity to her young subjects . . . A book that should soon prove as invaluable as Spock . . . An essential reference book for every parent.”
—New York Daily News