Children First

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Children First

What Society Must Do--And Is Not Doing--For Children Today

By Penelope Leach

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679754664, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 1995


The child psychologist whose book Your Baby & Child has provided indispensable advice to a new generation of parents now offers a groundbreaking book which suggests that even the best parenting may not be enough in a society that is hostile to children. Leach shows how our laws, employment polices, and culture end up depriving children of their parents.

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.

Praise For Children First

"A Book Full Of Wisdom and challenge, written by one of the world's leading nurturers of parents. Dr. Leach is deeply concerned about the inadequate support and parenting children are getting in our present marketplace society. She challenges all of us to put families and children first, and she suggests innovative ways that not only society but individual parents can bring about change in our priorities. A wonderful book!"

-- T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.