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Children First: What Society Must Do--and is Not Doing--for Children Today (Vintage) [Paperback]

By Penelope Leach (Author)
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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.

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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.
"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.


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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.


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Vintage
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.01" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1995
Publisher   Vintage
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0679754660  
ISBN13  9780679754664  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! PENELOPE LEACH is a research psychologist, 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 & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She has been president of the Child Minding Association, vice president of the Health Visitors Association, and president and chair of the Child Development Society. She has also been a consulting editor at Child magazine; a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the American Institute for Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies; and a member of the Curricula Board of Sesame Street."

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Poverty > Social Services & Welfare
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > General
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She's the best  Jul 9, 2007
Penelope Leach is the most sensible, pragmatic and intelligent of child care "experts," with empathies that are clearly with the child in this argument that the developed world must make it easier for families to put their children first.
 
EXCELLENT ANALYSIS OF THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN  Apr 4, 1997
This is an excellent read for all those who are truly concernedwith the welfare of children. While the economy has greatly alteredthe roles of both men and women, the question is raised whether it should be allowed to alter the needs of young children. Penelope Leaqch intelligently presents the thesis that the needs of young children must be placed above all else. This is ever the more significant in light of the recent popular press attention regarding the critical development that is going on in the brain during the first three years of life. These first three years of life are so important that it only goes to underscore the author's plea that each child receive one on one "parenting" during this time to insure optimal growth. This is certainly not a popular notion today in light of the two-earner family(see Barnett's "She Works/He Works"),however, society must still measure the cost of ignoring what science is telling us is vitally important. This is not a nostalgic throw-back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet but rather a realistic analysis of what we as a society cannot afford to discount.
 
EXCELLENT ANALYSIS OF THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN  Apr 4, 1997
This is an excellent read for all those who are truly concernedwith the welfare of children. While the economy has greatly alteredthe roles of both men and women, the question is raised whether it should be allowed to alter the needs of young children. Penelope Leach intelligently presents the thesis that the needs of young children must be placed above all else. This is ever the more significant in light of the recent popular press attention regarding the critical development that is going on in the brain during the first three years of life. These first three years of life are so important that it only goes to underscore the author's plea that each child receive one on one "parenting" during this time to insure optimal growth. This is certainly not a popular notion today in light of the two-earner family, however, society must still measure the cost of ignoring what science is telling us is important. This is not a nostalgic throw-back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet but rather a realistic analysis of what we as a society cannot discount.
 

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