Parenting ‘mixed’ children: difference and belonging in mixed race and faith families

This report aims to provide insights about parenting mixed children to inform debates about family life and professional strategies for support. Focusing on mothers and fathers living together, it:

* Investigates how parents from different racial, ethnic and/or faith backgrounds give their children a sense of belonging and identity.
* Examines parents’ approaches to cultural difference and how they pass on aspects of belonging and heritage across generations.
* Explores the opportunities, constraints, challenges and tensions in negotiating a sense of identity and heritage between parents.

Researcht by Chamion Caballero, Rosalind Edwards and Shuby Puthussery

20 June 2008

Published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation download here