Your baby & child: from birth to age five

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Alfred A. Knopf, Oct 28, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 559 pages
18 Reviews
Penelope Leach's Your Baby & Child is the most loved, trusted and comprehensive book in its field--with almost two million copies sold in America alone. Newsweek says that it is not only one of the best parenting books, but also "by far the most pleasurable to read."
  


This new version, completely rewritten for a new generation, encompasses the latest research and thinking on child development and learning, and reflects the realities of today's changing lifestyles and new approaches to parenting.  
  


Penelope Leach's authoritative and practical style will reassure, encourage, inform and inspire every parent-to-be and new parent. Your Baby & Child is the baby book that responds fully to every parent's deepest concerns about the psychological and emotional as well as physical well-being of his or her children.
  


Dr. Leach describes--in easy-to-follow stages, from birth through starting school--what is happening to your child, what he or she is doing, experiencing and feeling. She tackles the questions parents often ask and the ones they dare not. Whether your concern is a new baby's wakefulness, a toddler's tantrums, a preschool child's shyness, aggression or nightmares, or how to time your return to work, choose day care or tell a child about a new baby or an impending divorce, the information you need to make your own decisions is right here.

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Review: Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five (Revised Edition)

User Review  - Kelly Murch - Goodreads

My mum bought this book when she fell pregnant with me, and gave me her copy when I fell pregnant at only 19 with my own daughter. It's been read & referred to so much it's fallen apart (& been taped ... Read full review

Review: Your Baby and Child

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

I haven't gotten past age two or so but I figure when I need it I'll get there! I really like the voice of this book, not judgemental and no hard and fast rules - just a lot of information and advice ... Read full review

Contents

The Older Baby The Toddler The Young Child
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The Newborn The Settled Baby
23
The first days of life
31
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About the author (1997)

Penelope Leach was educated at Cambridge University and at the London School of Economics, where she received her Ph.D. in psychology, after which she studied many aspects of child development and child-rearing under the auspices of Britain's Medical Research Council. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a founding member of the UK branch of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, she works on both sides of the Atlantic and in various capacities for organizations concerned with prenatal care and birth, family-friendly working practices, day care and early-years education. She currently co-directs a major program of research in the UK into the effects of various forms and combinations of care on children's development from birth to school age.

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