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.

chapter 1|24 pages

Themes and concepts

chapter 2|22 pages

Children’s beliefs about care

chapter 4|25 pages

Children’s accounts of family change

chapter 6|15 pages

The importance of siblings

chapter 8|24 pages

Children’s contribution to family life

chapter 10|12 pages