Against the odds: Arowing up with parents who have learning difficulties

Author: Booth, T.;Booth, W.
Year: 2000
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: Mental Retardation
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Pages: 41640
Abstract: For this article we drew on material from a study in which we explored how people who were brought up in a family headed by a parent or parents with learning difficulties managed the transition to adulthood. Using evidence from in-depth interviews, we provided an 68 of how the now-adult children came through what would generally be seen as a risk-filled upbringing. Despite the problems they encountered in their childhood, many of which originated outside the home, most of the informants had maintained a valued relationship with their family and remained close to their mother.

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