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Steve Biddulph, the favourite number one name in parenting psychology - and bestselling author of Raising Boys - examines how different childcare options are likely to affect you and your child in this rivetting and highly topical book This topical book tackles a key issue all new parents face. Steve Biddulph looks at childcare choices and the dilemmas that so often arise:- `I want to stay at home with my child but don't know how I can'- `I don't know what is better: nursery, creche or childminder'- `if other people look after my child will it affect its development and happiness?' It examines the two-income `slaves to work' culture in the UK and how in the past ten years, the number of babies and toddlers under three who are spending all day (8am to 6pm) in nurseries has quadrupled. Biddulph urges caution and warns that the hurried and disconnected way that families now live their lives could be damaging to a whole new generation's mental stability and development. The book is an eye-opener in terms of child development and provides useful case studies from parents who are stay-at-home and those using all-day or part-time childcare - groups sociologists have named `slammers' and `sliders' respectively.
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/ Lead title Steve Biddulph, the favourite number one name in parenting psychology - and bestselling author of Raising Boys - examines how different childcare options are likely to affect you and your child in this rivetting and highly topical book / Steve Biddulph will be in the UK at the beginning of March to support this publication -- extensive publicity coverage will result from this and the controversial content of the book. / Steve Biddulph is one of the foremost names in parenting. Raising Boys has sold over 250,000 copies. / A highly topical subject which has filled media pages, woman's hour and other radio and TV programmes. In the '60s it was thought that nurseries - kibbutz style - would help children socialise and become independent. New research is now showing that one-to-one care in the under threes from a loving parent or relation is preferable / Many parents are faced with a real dilemma where work, financial and social pressure makes childcare choices very difficult indeed.

About the Author

Steve Biddulph was born in Yorkshire and lives in Tasmania with his wife and children. He has been a family therapist for over twenty years and his multi million selling books have been translated into 27 languages. In the UK he lectures annually, filling regional theatres. Biddulph has been hailed by `The Times' as `a mixture between Doctor Spock and Billy Connolly'.

Reviews

'Childcare advice worth lapping up.' Vanessa Feltz, Daily Express 'When you find a guru willing to change his mind when evidence and humanity prompt, you rejoice. For me, Steve Biddulph -- one of the most popular ones in the world, with four million books sold -- is the man.' Libby Purves, The Times 'One of the world's most popular parenting gurus.' The Sunday Times 'A mix of Billy Connelly and Dr Spock ! Steve Biddulph is a publishing phenomenon.' The Times 'Steve's advice is easy to follow -- and more importantly, it works.' BBC Family Life Magazine

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