chapter  11
Change in families: some concluding thoughts
BySally Box
Pages 7

On thinking about this concluding chapter of the book, my mind is beset by a variety of competing concerns which seem to need acknowledging or addressing in some way. I am aware, for instance, of a number of relevant issues which we scarcely touched upon, and of others that raise new paradoxes and new problems. But many of them, I think, are related to a central preoccupation about the nature of change - or perhaps I should say, of different kinds of change since it is clear that the notion implies so many different dimensions and there are so many unspoken assumptions about it. Does one mean, for example, a change in behaviour, change in attitude, in a state of mind, or something else?