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Growing up with Parents who have Learning Difficulties

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Growing up with Parents who have Learning Difficulties by Tim Booth
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Observing children under pressure reveals the extent of their resilience. Studying parents on the margins of competence provides new insights into the limits of parental adequacy. This book uses a life-story approach to present new evidence about how children from such families manage the transition to adulthood, and about the longer-term outcomes of such an upbringing. It offers a view of parental competence as a social attribute rather than an individual skill, assessing the implications for institutional policies and practices. The authors address the notion of children having to parent their disabled parents and argue for a shift in emphasis from protecting children to supporting families. The book demonstrates the power of narrative research and its capacity for bringing alive people's experience in a way that enables us to better understand their lives. It should be of particular interest to professionals and academics working with people who have learning difficulties.
Release date NZ
April 23rd, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
232
Dimensions
138x216x17
ISBN-13
9780415166560
Product ID
1679096

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