The goodenoughcaring Journal
This is the online publication for all those interested in the way children grow up and how they are nurtured. It welcomes contributions from parents, foster parents, residential child care workers in children’s homes, day care workers, social workers, teachers, youth workers, youth mentors, child therapists, social pedadogues, and educateurs, and all people who reflect on their own upbringing.
The goodenoughcaring Journal which is electronically archived at the British Library is not an academic publication though academic submissions are welcomed and considered for publication alongside all other submissions.
Members of the editorial group are Cynthia Cross, Evelyn Daniel, Siobain Degregorio, Jeremy Millar, Jane Kenny, Ariola Vishnja, Mark Smith, John Stein and Charles Sharpe.
To submit an article for publication or to discuss an idea for an article contact the editorial group at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Significant relationships in growing up” The theme for Issue 16 of the goodenoughcaring Journal, a call for articles
The next issue of the goodenoughcaring Journal goes online on December 15th, 2014. It will have as its principal theme “Significant relationships in growing up”. There is such a wide variety of relationships which can play a part in growing up. There are relationships which in general are important to all children, young people and adults, while there are also unique relationships that are and have been important to specific children, young people and adults.
Over the years the goodenoughcaring Journal has built up a significant body of informative, reflective, imaginative and entertaining writing about so many aspects of the nurture of young human beings. This writing is freely available for anyone. We are not alone in providing this kind of the resource as our links page demonstrates. Nonetheless we wish to acknowledge that the writing in the goodenoughcaring Journal is a symbol of the generosity and thought of authors from all over the world and from all kinds of backgrounds. We hope the next issue will continue in this spirit.
We invite authors of every age and ilk – our readers, past contributors or those hearing of the goodenoughcaring journal for the first time - to submit articles, papers, essays, stories, poems, recollections and memoirs which relate to the theme of the upcoming issue. We will be grateful for them.
We will also be thankful for the submission of articles and ideas dealing with other aspects of growing up.
To submit a piece of writing or an idea for an article, contact us at
We welcome thoughtful criticism as well as messages of encouragement !
Over the next few weeks further news of the forthcoming issue of the goodenoughcaring Journal will appear regularly on this page.
Issue 15 of the goodenoughcaring Journal is served
The 15th issue of the goodenoughcaring Journal is now on the table. Given the interest in the general affairs of Scotland this year, we are serving up a Scottish flavoured goodenoughcaring Journal. Nonetheless though showing distinct signs of have taken in on its travels, Arbroath Smokies, Cullen Skink, Stovies, Dundee Cake and Irn Bru , Issue 15 of the goodenoughcaring Journal contains dishes garnered from the other region concerning this issue: residential child care.
You will find in this feast , articles dealing with childhood in Scotland from the 8th century through to the 21st century, while others consider matters specific to residential child care, and still others which are about residential care and Scotland . We hope this menu has something which you will savour.
The authors providing the fare are Kevin Ball, John Burnside, Cynthia Cross, David Divine, Ni Holmes, Noel Howard, Alan Macquarrie, Jeremy Millar, A.S.Neill, Charles Sharpe, Mark Smith, Laura Steckley, R.L.Stevenson, Calum Strathie, and Adrian Ward.
We hope that on taking in the Journal you will be persuaded to write an article for our next issue in December.