chapter  9
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Conclusion: looking and researching beyond the myths of childhood and the happy family

Given the recognition of this book as a starting point for more research on children, their parents and families in the holiday experience, the aim of this chapter is to summarise the current position of understandings of children in the holiday environment before proceeding to identify issues that need further investigation. The chapter also discusses how the material needed to assess these issues can potentially be gathered and the barriers that hamper research involving children.