Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Separation and child development

A study of 1,619 children between the ages of 4 and 6 in Rochester, U.S. looked into the effects of separation from parents on children's development. 18% of the children had been separated from their parents at some point during their childhood with 7% of them being separated two or more times. Children who had been separated at any point scored significantly worse on their ability to learn new tasks and on their 'pre-literacy' skills.

You can read more about this research at

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