Good Day Care Benefits Kids

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Good Day Care Benefits Kids
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 2:15pm

Hi ladies!

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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:21am

WIth out reading the orginial study (the media is noutorious for reporting research wrong), I suspect that the reasons behind the results of the study is the parents, not whether or not they were a two-income family.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 12:59pm
Not sure about the first study referenced, since I haven't read it, but article says the 30-year UNC study targeted the effect of dc on low-income kids. It doesn't surprise me at all that high-quality dc would have those benefits for that populations. Controlling for maternal education and socioeconomic status of the kids is key in these studies.
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 4:39am
Makes sense to me. Perhaps because I have always been a stranger in the lands where I raised my kid, it was always obvious to me that I could not provide all that my kid needed and that she would benefit from having regular interaction with other dedicated adults. Assuming the care really is good, it is hard for me to see how it would not be a plus.
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 1:32pm

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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 8:10am
I read the first part of that study, Makes it sound like involved moms are only WOHMs with kids in quality daycare, Where are the SAHMs? Gotta love flawed studies, there's always going to be some kind of bias somewhere, Lol.

 


 


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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 9:56am

Which study did you read?

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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 12:00pm

ANd what about families like mine?

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 1:09am
I think these studies are misleading and non-sensical. There is no exact science to any of this. Children need an involved parent(s) teaching them and guiding them through childhood. If a parent is involved and stays with them full-time prior to starting school, then that's probably the best. Of course, only if the full-time parent is stable. If you are comparing the daytime care of a child whose parent works then of course great childcare would be beneficial, as opposed to low-quality daycare.
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 8:05am

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 9:29am
I agree with you. SAH or WOH, daycare or not, kids need involved parents.