Your Baby and Child

Your Baby and Child : From Birth to Age Five

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This newest edition of Penelope Leach's much-loved, trusted, and comprehensive classic--an international best seller for twenty-five years, with nearly two million copies sold in America alone--encompasses the latest research and thinking on child development and learning, and reflects the realities of today's changing lifestyles. In her authoritative and practical style, Leach responds fully to parents' every concern about the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of their children. She describes, in easy-to-follow stages from birth through starting school, how children develop: what they are doing, experiencing, and feeling. And she tackles both the questions parents often ask--What does a new baby's wakefulness or a toddler's tantrum mean?--and those that are more difficult: How should new parents time their return to work, choose day care, tell a child about a new baby or an impending divorce? Whatever the concern or question, Your Baby and Child supplies the information, encouragement, and reassurance every parent-to-be or new parent needs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 30mm | 1,120g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated
  • 0375712038
  • 9780375712036
  • 24,376

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"The thinking parent's guide."--New York Times
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About Penelope Leach

Penelope Leach, educated at Cambridge University and at the London School of Economics, is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a founding member of the U.K. branch of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. She works on both sides of the Atlantic for organizations concerned with prenatal care and birth, family-friendly working practices, child care, and early-years education. She lives in Lewes, England.
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789 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 49% (388)
4 31% (245)
3 15% (118)
2 4% (29)
1 1% (9)

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I must echo the sentiments above but from BACK in TIME! - I used this classic over 30 years ago and am so pleased there is a new edition. I can't rate this one until I send it to our daughter who is expecting this summer. She and her brother turned out well! CAROL in CHINAshow more
by Carol Johnson
It's often said that babies should be born with instruction books so we know how to handle these totally dependant, totally helpless and tiny creatures. Well, Penelope Leach's Baby and Child IS THAT BOOK! Penelope helped me through four pregnancies/babies/toddlers/pre-schoolers with a minimum of fuss. Her natural easily digested style makes this book an absolute winner! Had it constantly on my knee when I fed my babies so I could absorb more of Penelope's wisdom and practical advice. She deserves an award! If you are a new parent - or soon to be one - this book is essential. If you are a new grandparent - get a copy for your kids!!show more
by wendy reid
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