New book about intergenerational bonds published!

March 25, 2022 |

We are delighted to share the news of the publication of: ‘Intergenerational Bonds: The Contributions of Older Adults to Young Children’s Lives’. TOY co-coordinators, Margaret Kernan and Giulia Cortellesi contributed the Foreword.

This very well researched book was edited by Mary Renck Jalongo and Patricia A. Crawford and published by Springer as part of their Educating the Young Child Series.

The book studies the many different ways in which the lives of the first, third and fourth generations intersect and the reciprocal benefits that can accrue from establishing positive intergenerational bonds. The unifying feature across the 16 chapters is that the authors view these relationships as a powerful influence on quality of life. The book not only looks at the promise of intergenerational bonds but also the challenges and studies intergenerational bonds across the spectrum of possibilities.

Here you can find more information about the book’s chapters and how you can order to book (or ask your library to order it!).

Click here to read the interview Margaret Kernan, TOY co-coordinator conducted with the book’s editors about their motivation to work on this book and their thoughts about the place of IG work in scholarship and practice.