Penelope Leach is the author of the just released book, When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce. She is a research psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on child development. Her previous books include Your Baby & Child, Babyhood, and Children First. 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 Foundation Trust. She has been vice president of the Health Visitors’ Association, President and Chair of the Child Development Society, and President of the National Childminding Association.