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Connecting Children : Care and Family Life in Later Childhood - Kalwant Bhopal

Connecting Children

Care and Family Life in Later Childhood

Hardcover Published: 17th October 2000
ISBN: 9780415230940
Number Of Pages: 240

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Connecting Children focuses on children's understandings of care and their views of different family lives. It portrays the lives of children aged 11-12 and shows how families connect children in different ways both in the household but also in their wider kinship networks. The children studied reflect upon family life and especially upon situations where their own family lives change dramatically, such as when parents divorce or are unable to care for them.
This book will be of interest to those working in education, social work, child care, counselling, social policy and childhood studies.

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"The reading public from outside Great Britain will find this volume helpful in understanding British family policies, law, and family welfare programs. Readers interested in how children conceptualize caring in today's diverging family environments will find this book interesting too. The study showed many convergences in children's conceptions of the importance of their birth parents and in their normative conceptions of parental caring, despite sharp differences in their life experiences.." -CHOICE, July 2001

Themes and Concepts
Children's Beliefs about Care
Children's Families and Social Ties: Meanings and structures
Children's Accounts of Family Change
The Importance of Mothers and Fathers: Children's views and experiences
The Importance of Siblings
The Importance of Grandparents, Relatives, Friends and Others
Children's Contribution to Family Life
Children and Mother's Regulation
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780415230940
ISBN-10: 0415230942
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.33 x 14.38  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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