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By Tim Booth, Wendy Booth

Transforming into up with mom and dad who've studying problems makes use of a life-story method of current new facts approximately how teenagers from such households deal with the transition to maturity, and concerning the longer-term results of such an upbringing. It bargains a view of parental competence as a social characteristic instead of a person ability, assessing the consequences for institutional rules and practices. The authors deal with the thought of kids having to mother or father their disabled mom and dad and argue for a shift in emphasis from preserving young ones to assisting families.This cutting edge book provides a clean method of a topic rife with prejudice and demanding situations us to re-examine approximately many taken-for-granted principles concerning the means of parenting and the desires of youngsters. It additionally demonstrates the ability of narrative examine and its means for bringing alive people's adventure in a fashion that permits us to higher comprehend their lives.

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BONNIE CRAVEN Bonnie Craven is thirty-three years old and lives with her mother and younger sister, Susie, on a council estate in a busy mining village. All three have learning difficulties. Her father died a few years ago and since then the family has received support from the Community Learning Disabilities Team. ’ She recalls how they were made to go to Sunday School ‘because if you didn’t they used to come looking for you’. Bonnie is a tall woman, slightly overweight, with a smiling, attractive face.

In order to weave a story from the resulting yeses and noes. This method does not easily square with standard textbook guidance on good interviewing practice. It can be seen as putting words into the mouths of informants. Our position is that the challenge of interviewing inarticulate subjects calls for unorthodox methods. The only way of collecting their stories may be to loan them the words. A second point to note about this approach is that stories also evolve in the absence of concrete information.

Occasionally she does some embroidery. Bonnie only remembers being ill with measles as a child and had no serious accidents. One incident, though, does stick in her mind. —Mam used to have a big one, and it was on top of piano, and I reached to get it down and I dropped it, and it all smashed all over. I ran upstairs and I slipped, because we had oil cloth then, and carpet, and I went right under bed and banged my head, cut it open. My dad ran upstairs, got me, carried me downstairs, and he got on phone to doctor.

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