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Child rearing

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

6.68 Female, Single, 35-44yrs, High grade mental defective, May 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/6
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"A little bit simple, not markedly so. The mother of three illegitimate children. House not very clean, overcrowded. [Male informant] says she treats her children as if they were calves - indoors for a year and then just turns them out in any weather. Works fairly steadily but was o.o.w [out of work] last year."

Sister 6.69 daughter 6.71

Dates: Other: May 1947

31.79 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Dull and backward, November 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/30
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"This little boy is very highly strung and nervous - went into a panic when the teacher mentioned witches. He has recently been in the infirmary with appendicectomy and this is thought to have frightened him. All the children are bright, spotlessly clean, but perhaps too much fussed over."

Dates: Other: November 1945

NonRes.5.19 Granton Health Visitors, 6 April 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/1/5/19
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Summary by Molly Harrington of her interview with Granton Health Visitors. Discussion of health visitors being disliked by men and as being on the side of the women "it's time you got a job to help your wife", and attitude of local residents to authority figures. Reference to the habit of propped feeding. Also brief discussion of the virtues of Leith and the outcry that resulted from the Edinburgh Coat of Arms being installed on the Leith Assembly Hall.

Dates: Other: 6 April 1961

Res.1.4 Married couple, early to mid twenties, corporation tenants, male interviewer, 16 November 1960

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/4
Scope and Contents INTVEEs live in a ten-storey block of flats. They are married with no children. INTVER describes the common vestibule as "scrappy looking, draughty and bare, the name board has an incongruous air of quality". The flat is described as "pleasantly deocrated in the modern style and well furnished with rugs and sitting suite and table and nice new wireless and 17" television. INTVER explains to the INTVEEs that the project aims to study the changing patterns of suburban life, life and work in...
Dates: Other: 16 November 1960

Res.2.3 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 7 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/3
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and furnishings; child-rearing; rent and hire purchase.INTVEE and family moved in at the end of the previous year having been on the housing list for about four years, two years before they were married - only one year prior to marriage is counted as qualifying time. She lives with her husband and 18 month old baby. The house has not long been completed and they are the first occupants. Their block houses twenty families in six flats...
Dates: Other: 7 March 1961

Res.2.4 Female resident, late twenties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 9 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/4
Scope and Contents INTVEE is a married woman living in one of the prefabs with her husband and five children. They have been there for 4 years. They previously lived in two rooms in town which she hated because it was overcrowded and dirty. She misses the town with the shops and the feeling of life going on around, things to see when she takes the children out. Her children now have wonderful tans and colour in their cheeks. She grew up in Albert Street before moving to Pilton which she never really liked. She...
Dates: Other: 9 March 1961

Res.2.5 Female resident, early twenties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 16 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/5
Scope and Contents INTVEE is a married woman with two children, 5 yrs and 5 mths. She is pregnant and says she was very upset at first by the pregnancy because it was much earlier than planned, the worst was telling her mother who has put her foot down and said this will be the last. She is quoted as saying, "it wasn't as if we didn't do anything about it". She had been to the family planning clinic but was afraid to go back in case she got a row because she hadn't been using the thing properly. "I was only...
Dates: Other: 16 March 1961

Res.2.6 Two married couples, early forties, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 17 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/6
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation; local amenities; neighbourliness; health.Living accomodation: Both families interviewed had been in the area about 8 years and are neighbours in a six-flat block. They complained of the damp present in the houses when they first moved in and of the low standard of work - washbasins and doors had to be replaced. Rents were 25/- when they moved in and were now 32/5. Fireplaces give out a lot of smoke.Local amenities: The...
Dates: Other: 17 March 1961

Res.2.9 Married couple, fifties, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 21 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/9
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Neighbourhood; housing; finance and employment; education of children.Neighbourhood: The couple had hoped to go to Lochend instead of Granton, disliked Granton "neither town nor country". Granton got its bad name from neighbouring Wardieburn "terrible gangs are based in Wardieburn", although the Boswalls are fine. Neighbours described as "covetous".Male INTVEE is originally from Leith and they both hope to go back there. Their street and the...
Dates: Other: 21 March 1961

Res.3.1 Group of women resident in the same block of corporation flats, female interviewers, 1 May 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/3/1
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Breast feeding; generational differences in child rearing; sexual relationships and sex education; neighbour relations.One INTVEE thinks there are not enough schools by which the INTVER thinks she means Catholic schools. All INTVEEs agreed there was pressure to breast feed, although all thought it was the exception with the main reason for not breast feeding being embarrassment. They thought they were more prudish about this than the older generation and...
Dates: Other: 1 May 1961