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Children First

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Children First is the most important and urgent book on childcare we have yet had from the internationally admired author of the classic Your Baby & Child.

In it Penelope Leach calls on us as individuals and as a nation to make good on the promise of our endless rhetoric about the importance of family by creating the indispensable economic and social supports for childr
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by Knopf
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Mar 04, 2008 Aaron rated it it was amazing
Such an informative read. I have recomended to to many.
Oct 22, 2013 ColleenaMareena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The women's movement has dismantled many barriers that protected men's powerful public lives, but gender equality is still defined as sameness, and the model for it is still a male one." p 27

"Early-years education is distorted by preparation for school." p 28

"Newborn babies want nothing that they do not need and therefore do not know how to demand anything more than they need; what they ask for they DO need. Having their needs met, readily and kindly throughout the first days and weeks, teaches
Melissa Dally
Parenting; I iz doin it rite, mostly by instinct. I like what she has to say about the needs of children. I think she misses the mark a bit on some things, but she gets it. Also the main solution that is discussed right at the end of the book is way hippy dippy and while it sounds great on paper would SO not work in practice.
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Shelves: gave-up-on
Here's a book to make working women really feel like sh*t.
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Dr. Penelope J. Leach (born Penelope Jane Balchin) is a British psychologist who writes extensively on parenting issues from a child development perspective.
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