Penelope Leach, PhD
Psychologist and Best-Selling Author
Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Medical Library
British Psychologist Penelope Leach, PhD, and internationally recognized expert and author of numerous best-selling books on parenting and child rearing, will discuss the issue of children’s rights and physical punishment at home. Dr. Leach will draw in a range of perspectives, from current research on physical punishment of children to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, the first international human rights instrument to expressly address the protection of children from violence.
Penelope Leach is one of the world’s most respected developmental child psychologists. A graduate of Cambridge University and the University of London, her research includes work on discipline, the effects of babies on their parents, and an ongoing look at childcare. Her books include Babyhood, Your Baby & Child: From Birth to Age 5, and Your Growing Child: From Babyhood through Adolescence.
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