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Connecting Children makes a speciality of kid's understandings of care and their perspectives of other relatives lives. It portrays the lives of kids elderly 11-12 and indicates how households attach kids in several methods either within the family but in addition of their wider kinship networks. the youngsters studied replicate upon kin lifestyles and particularly upon occasions the place their very own kin lives switch dramatically, resembling whilst mom and dad divorce or are not able to take care of them. This ebook should be of curiosity to these operating in schooling, social paintings, baby care, counselling, social coverage and adolescence reports.

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28 Connecting Children Some of the children avoided answering the normative question about what ought to happen and suggested what the group would do in practice, with three of the four such children suggesting that group might bully Jane. ‘[They’ll] start going up to her and calling her names’ (Sally, white girl). Similarly, asked how the group would regard Jane, just over half the children (31/59) constructed Jane as an outsider to the group by drawing attention to her ‘difference’ or ‘otherness’ in terms of inferior dress, intellect and behaviour.

Conclusions The four vignettes constituted a device for enabling children to indicate the principles which children thought ought to guide caring behaviour and how these principles might play out in practice in a range of public and private settings. All the situations, with the exception of the family business, were likely to have been experienced by many children in the study: making friends in the school playground, competing with adults for service in a shop, and experiencing fathers leaving the family home.

Thus the vignette provided a meaningful and critical set of situations in which to examine children’s beliefs about the negotiation of caring relationships. 1, Appendix). Some children suggested that Jane should be included in the group. ‘I think they should go over and calm her down and ask her what’s wrong and then they should talk to her and say, you shouldn’t be shy you should go and talk to friends, talk to people you think are nice. Make sure they like you and things like that’ (Niaz, South Asian boy).

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