Leach, Penelope

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LEACH, Penelope

LEACH, Penelope. British, b. 1937. Genres: Psychology, Social commentary. Career: Member of numerous commissions and councils relating to children's issues. British Psychological Society, fellow, 1988-; EPOCH, founder and parent education coordinator, 1989-; Child Magazine, consulting editor, 1995-; National Child Minding Association, president, 2000-; Tavistock Centre, London, and University of Oxford, sr. research fellow; Families, Children and Childcare Study, director. Publications: Babyhood: Infant Development from Birth to Two Years, 1974, rev. ed., 1983; Your Baby and Child, 1977, rev. ed., 1997; Who Cares? A New Deal for Mothers and Their Small Children, 1979; The Parents A-Z: A Handbook for Children's Health Growth and Happiness (in US as Your Growing Child), 1984, 2nd ed., 1987; The First Six Months: Coming to Terms with Your Baby, 1987; The Baby- pack, 1990; Children under Stress, 1992; Children First: What Society Must Do and Is not Doing - For Children Today, 1994. Contributor to both scholarly and popular periodicals. Address: 3 Tanza Rd, London NW3 2UA, England.