All posts by Elizabeth Meins

Elizabeth Meins is currently an Economic and Social Research Council Professorial Fellow. She has been conducting research on parent–child interaction and attachment for over 25 years.

We should teach parents about how babies develop, not how to be parents

There is little evidence to show that different parenting styles affect a child’s development. And yet these reasons seem central to David Cameron’s proposal that parenting classes are necessary in Britain. Several things in the prime minister’s recent speech on improving the life chances of the UK’s children are undoubtedly welcome: 30 hours free childcare […]

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