The launch of Understanding children’s personal lives and relationships (authored by Hayley Davies) took place on the 15th February 2016. The book examines the range of relationships that children aged 8-10 share with significant others within and beyond the family. Davies’ book illuminates children’s evolving relational biographies and identifies key ways in which children report on developing and sustaining relationships, particularly in situations in which they are ordinarily navigating change.
It considers a number of the key themes from the new study of personal life including embodied and sensory relationality, connectedness, children’s emotions and memories and how these can be researched. A commentary on the book was offered by Professor David Morgan, (Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester), who is also one of the editors for Palgrave’s Studies in Family and Intimate Life Series. The book can be found on the Palgrave Macmillan website through this link.