As a stay-at-home father I am calling out so-called “parenting expert” for what I believe is blatant sexism:
A parenting expert has incurred the wrath of fathers’ groups by claiming that children of estranged couples should not stay overnight with them.
Psychologist Penelope Leach has said that generally children of separated couples aged four and under should not be parted from their mother to have a sleepover with their father.
Ms Leach, whose book Your Baby & Child: From Birth to Age Five was a bestseller in 1977, said attempts to share children was putting parents notions of ‘rights’ and notion of what is ‘fair’ above what is best for the child.
In her new book, Family Breakdown, she writes that there is evidence that separating children from their mothers reduces brain development, and can create unhealthy ‘attachment issues’.
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