Penelope Leach denies her new childcare book is an attack on fathers

By: Juliet
On: Friday, 20 June, 2014

The childcare guru of the 1970s, who says overnight stays with absent parents damage small children, insists she is pro-fathers

Childcare guru Penelope Leach has defended herself against charges that she sides against fathers in her new book, which suggests overnight stays with an absent parent are damaging for very small children.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, she says her book, about helping children caught in the breakdown of their parents’ relationship, is “pro-fathers, not anti-them. The main reason I wrote it was to help parents to work together after marriage break-up, and a big part of that …read more

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