There is much discussion about environments these days: how to preserve our environment and exposure to the damage that thoughtless human activity is causing. 'Environment' refers to the surrounding in which we live. Babies' environments are the relationships they have with those who care for them.
Parent-Infant Project Manager at the Anna Freud Centre
Tessa Baradon is the Parent-Infant Project Manager at the Anna Freud Centre. She came from the field of Public Health to child psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She has worked in the public and private sectors as a child and adolescent therapist and has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of services for parents and infants in the NHS and the Anna Freud Centre. Tessa Baradon writes and lectures on child therapy/psychoanalysis and parent infant psychotherapy. She is a Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and the Association of Child Psychoanalysis, Inc. She also has an appointment as Visiting Adjunct Professor, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Becoming a father is a life changing event, yet it is mothers who receive the most parental support and attention in society. This attention may be related to the still prevalent idea that babies need their mothers when small, and that fathers become important only 'later on'.
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