KJ Dell’Antonia poignantly addresses yet another jab at working mothers, and whether Daycare and Child Behavior Problems Linked together in a negative context. Well, to be more accurate… This research contends that child behavior problems and the use of day care are not linked. You be the judge.
Daycare and Child Behavior Problems Linked
“Day Care and Behavior Problems, Unlinked”
“Time spent in day care doesn’t link to problems for older children — at least, not when …”
“A team of researchers from Norway, Harvard and Boston College, examining the varied research that sporadically associates an increase in hours in day care with increased behavior problems, noted that the work was all based on child-care studies done in the United States. And the United States, they argue, is a lousy place to study the impact of early child care on children.”
“Most parents will remember the headlines from the last round of the “Does day care harm children?” battle here in the United States …”
“All that (and more) from a single, small finding, published in 2007, based on a study of 1,300 U.S. children from 4½ years old through the end of sixth grade.”
“While I’m accustomed to using the words “working parents” here, the debate, of course, centered around mothers. No one questions whether fathers should work. No one questions whether moms “should” work anymore, either — instead, we fall back on questioning whether all those various forms of child care are really “good” for children, the universally recognized code for raising that politically incorrect issue.”
Are Daycare and Child Behavior Problems Linked?
Read the following…
Courtesy of the Wiley Online Library
“Are There Long-Term Effects of Early Child Care?”
(Volume 78, Issue 2, pages 681–701, March/April 2007)
Authors: Jay Belsky, Deborah Lowe Vandell, Margaret Burchinal, K. Alison Clarke-Stewart, Kathleen McCartney, Margaret Tresch Owen, The NICHD Early Child Care Research Network
Article first online publication date: March 23, 2007
Abstract:“Effects of early child care on children’s functioning from 4½ years through the end of 6th grade (M age=12.0 years) were examined in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (n=1,364). The results indicated that although parenting was a stronger and more consistent predictor of children’s development than early child-care experience, higher quality care predicted higher vocabulary scores and more exposure to center care predicted more teacher-reported externalizing problems. Discussion focuses on mechanisms responsible for these effects, the potential collective consequences of small child-care effects, and the importance of the ongoing follow-up at age 15.”
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