Chapter 2. Looking Back on Their Own Upbringing

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader1,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president2,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president3 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant2
  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader1 and
  2. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president3

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch2

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

Llewellyn, G. and McConnell, D. (2010) Looking Back on Their Own Upbringing, in Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (eds G. Llewellyn, R. Traustadóttir, D. McConnell and H. Björg Sigurjónsdóttir), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Iceland

  3. 3

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772959

Online ISBN: 9780470660393

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Keywords:

  • looking back on their own upbringing;
  • understanding childhood experiences of any parent;
  • parents with intellectual disabilities - experiencing their own upbringing;
  • documented childhoods;
  • parenting with intellectual disabilities - detrimental effect of institutional childhood experienced;
  • parents, remembered as being “there for them” when they were children - continuing to be supportive;
  • neglect or abuse in childhood;
  • motherhood and childhood experiences;
  • thinking about how to be the best mother I can be;
  • parenting by people with intellectual disabilities - within family, social and community context

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Documented Childhoods

  • A Study of Motherhood and Childhood Experiences

  • Conclusion

  • Principles for Practice

  • References