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, author of Your Baby & Child, Your Growing Child, Babyhood and The First Six Months, was educated at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics, where she received her Ph.D. in psychology and lectured on psychology and child development. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chair of the Child Development Society, she works in various capacities for parents' organizations and sits on the Commission on Social Justice. Her program "Your Baby & Child" is broadcast on Lifetime Television. Penelope Leach is married to an environmental policy analyst, and they have two children.

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.