Do nurseries make todlers aggressive?
UK Psychologist Oliver James thinks that nurseries can turn toddlers into savages.
Naughty children? Blame mothers, says Oliver James - Telegraph
According to Oliver James, day care can produce more boastful, disobedient and aggressive children.
Oliver James says that UK government proposals to allow child-carers to look after more youngsters will make things worse.
"Studies show there is a direct link between how many hours you spend in daycare up to the age of four and a half and how aggressive you are."
Oliver James is against the strict disciplining of young children.
Young children "need to be in the presence of a responsive, loving adult at all times".
UK government minister Elizabeth Truss, who plans for more toddlers to be cared for by fewer nursery teachers.
Jill Rutter, research manager for the Family and Parenting Institute and Daycare Trust says: "children who attended high quality nurseries were much less likely to experience later behavioural problems...
"Nurseries or registered childminders are the only affordable option for most parents..."
A generation of 'little savages' raised in nurseries as ... - Daily Mail
Lloyd de Mause
Lloyd de Mause in The Journal of Psychohistory, Winter 1998, refers to The History of Child Abuse. (The History of Child Abuse Lloyd deMause - The Journal of Psychohistory)
"We cannot be content to only continue to do endless repair work on damaged adults, with more jails and police and therapists and political movements.
"Our task now must be to create an entirely new profession of “child helpers” who can reach out to every new child born on earth and help its parents give it love and independence...
" The success of parenting centers such as the one pioneered in Boulder, Colorado, for instance, has been astonishing.
"Through parenting classes and home visiting by paraprofessionals, they have measurably reduced child abuse, as shown by careful followup studies and by reduced police reports and hospital entrance rates.
"All this has been accomplished with very small monetary outlays, since these parent outreach centers operate mainly with volunteer labor, while it has the potential to save trillions of dollars annually in the costs of social violence, police enforcement, jails and other consequences of the widespread child abuse of today.
"Such a parent support movement would resemble the universal education movement of over a century ago...
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