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Aggression and Day Care
Re-interpreting the NICHD results:
Two other findings from the NICHD study that haven't received as much media attention as the aggression/day care link. First, one of the NICHD workers, Sarah Fried, has pointed out that the results related to aggression can be stated differently - the study found that 83% of children who spent 10-30 hours in day care did not show higher levels of aggression. Friedman claims that the study results so far actually tell us very little.
The second finding to consider is that the NICHD data actually showed mothers sensitivity to her child was a…