All in all, the communally reared children of Israel are far from the emotional disasters that psychoanalytic theory predicted. Ne ither have they been saved from all personality problems, as the founders of the kibbutz movement had hoped when they freed children from their parents. In any reasonable environment, children seem to grow up to be themselves. There is no evidence that communal rearing with stimulating, caring adults is either the ruination or the salvation of children.

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Day care poses no risk for children, provided that it is high quality.... Poor quality day care is risky for children everywhere.. .. The cost of poor quality day care is measured in children's lives. High quality day care costs only money.

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Until the Second World War, it was unthinkable for a married woman of the working or middle class to disgrace her husband by worki ng after marriage, because her employment indicated that he was a poor provider

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All we know is that the school achievement, IQ test score, and emotional and social development of working mothers' children are e very bit as good as that of children whose mothers do not work.

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Parents who are cowed by temper tantrums and screaming defiance are only inviting more of the same. Young children become more coo perative with parents who confidently assert the reasons for their demands and enforce reasonable rules. Even if there are a few rough spots, relationships between parents and young children run more smoothly when the parent, rather than the child, is in control.

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Not until Freud's writings became popular did descriptions of infants center on relationships with their mothers. The idea that ch ildren have feelings of any lasting importance for their development is a very recent invention (or insight if you wish).

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