Penelope Leach is one of the world's leading experts in child development and has worked with children and families for more than 20 years, researching such areas as antenatal education, birth practices, behavioural issues and child care.
The guiding objective throughout her work is to bridge the gulf between theory and family reality. Written gently and inspiringly shows real empathy to the feelings of parents. What's more, she writes from the child's point of view, making every aspect of care and each new stage reached, much more understandable and special.
This book is more than a guide to child-care. It is an insight into your child's first years of life Ð their needs, thoughts and their behaviours Ð which will help you really communicate together. It is supportive without intruding in on your own parenting instincts and it will give you the confidence to live by your baby, not by the book.
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