Working mothers 'damage their
child's health' by Graeme Paton, The Daily
Telegraph (UK), 30-Dec-06
In October, an eminent
group of child care experts raised concerns about the long-term effect of
placing children in inadequate day nurseries. In a letter to The Daily
Telegraph, they said that separating children from their mothers risked
"storing up behavioural difficulties".
Last year, research by Professor Michael Lamb, of
Cambridge University, found that nurseries caused distress to young
children. He found that levels of the stress hormone cortisol doubled in
youngsters during the first nine days of child care without their mothers
present and continued to be much higher among children five months after
starting nursery compared with those who stayed at home.
Category = Behavior