This book is about the realities behind divorce when looking at the impact caused to the children.
Using up-to-the-minute research on child welfare and psychology, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, shows parents why it is crucially important to prioritise children involved in parental separation, and how this can best be done. The reader will discover - often in their own words - what children of different ages are likely to understand and feel about the process, along with ways to help them cope. The book provides help with those difficult decisions about "access"; information about money and legal matters; and suggestions about handovers, holidays, and more.
Penelope Leach is a research psychologist and one of the world's leading experts in child development. Her bestselling books on child development for parents include the renowned Your Baby and Child and The Essential First Year. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Visiting Professor at Winchester University and a Senior Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London and at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has been Vice President of the Health Visitors' Association, President and Chair of the Child Development Society and President of the National Childminding Association.