The Effects of Day Care

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The Effects of Day Care
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Sun, 10-14-2007 - 9:33am

I came across this report and am interested in hearing what others think.

It's rather long so I will post a link instead of copy/paste.

Thanks!

http://www.unh.edu/sociology/media/pdfs-journal/06Lalli_DayCare.pdf

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Sun, 10-14-2007 - 9:39am

I don't read studies -- I could care less bout studies and I say so often. the only study that matters to me is the one child study of my daughter - she went to daycare for 5 years and she's now a happy healthy thriving 8 year old 3rd grader. So my one child control group had a great start in life and is the better for it.

allkids are different *shrug* - studies dont' do much for me.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Sun, 10-14-2007 - 9:54am

I think it is a fairly superficial review article written by a student at the UNH.

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Sun, 10-14-2007 - 4:48pm
The link doesn't work for me.

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Sun, 10-14-2007 - 6:51pm
Do you have adobe acrobat reader installed on your computer?

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Sun, 10-14-2007 - 6:55pm

I don't read studies -- I could care less bout studies and I say so often. the only study that matters to me is the one child study of my daughter - she went to daycare for 5 years and she's now a happy healthy thriving 8 year old 3rd grader. So my one child control group had a great start in life and is the better for it.

hello!! i just wanted to chime in and say i totally agree. when i read these "studies" that are done, i read some of the results and go "nope...nope and no-that doesnt fit my kid..." like the ones that say that formula fed babies are generally more unhealthy than breastfed ones. i have 2 healthy thriving kids that get sick maybe once a winter-and have had 1 ear infection between the 2 of them and yes they were formula fed...like those results, these dont fit my child(ren) either. all kids are different-you cant fit them in a "cookie cutter" mold. like you, i dont put any stock into "studies" like this one. take care!
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Mon, 10-15-2007 - 3:12am

Yep. No newbie to the internet so not sure why it's not working for me. Pop-up blocker not an issue with it, etc. Only difference between what I do and what most people use on IV is that I use Firefox, not IE. That shouldn't make a difference. I'll try changing over and see what happens.





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Mon, 10-15-2007 - 3:32am

After finally being able to view this (very odd, never had that happen before), I agree. The conclusions drawn from the information she sites are very broad. It's an interesting idea, but clearly not well enough documented or researched on it's own in a study.


I DO believe in looking and learning from research. It doesn't always change my opinion, but at the very least, I then believe that my opinion is an educated one, not based solely on my own experiences. Most of the time, I try to state when opinions I have are solely based on my experience for that reason. I'm not always successful in remembering to do so.


Educated opinions are what many things in our lives are based on. Scientific theories, our children's classroom instruction, medical care, and so much more. Ignoring these opinions based on research would mean that I am not involved in the way my child is being educated. It would mean that I am not involved in the medical treatment that myself and my child is receiving. Those are only the large things that are involved in research and educated opinions. Hard science and soft science are both based on this. Some sections of our government, ie, the FDA, are based on this. Ignoring research is like ignoring learning, IMO.

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Mon, 10-15-2007 - 8:49am
I use firefox and it works for me . . .

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Mon, 10-15-2007 - 9:03am
I'm with you.

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Mon, 10-15-2007 - 10:42am

Well, it seems to be someone's graduate homework assignment, so I would expect to read a lot of speculation and conjecture in their conclusions (they're trying to demonstrate critical thinking, after all).





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