‘Where Children Sleep’ Shows Gap Between Rich and Poor
Bedtime routines are an important part of parent-child bonding. We know that there are many discrepancies in what Canadian children have access to, from food security to drinking water to the take-it-for-granted-when-you-have-them resources that a stable family income provides, but we tend to assume that when a child goes to bed at night, they’re in a room with walls and a roof. It seems so basic.
A look at photographer’s James Mollison’s book Where Children Sleep shows the real differences of where children put their heads at night. The book shows children, such as four-year-old Kaya, in Toyko, whose mother reportedly spends $1000 a month on dresses for her child. Then there’s nine-year-old Alex whose bed seems to be a worn-out couch outside his home.