Ellie Lee is Professor of Family and Parenting Research at the University of Kent, the Director of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, and co-author of the book Parenting Culture Studies. The view she has developed through her research is that what gets called ‘evidence’ about how best to raise children is, sadly, very often prejudice masquerading as science. She hopes for a more grown-up discussion about adult authority and the needs of children.