If you’re worried that your little tyke is picking up some bullying behavior from daycare, relax: A recent study has found that the amount of time kids spend in daycare has little effect on aggressive behavior.
The study, published in Psychological Science, interviewed parents of 939 Norwegian children, aged 6 months to 4 years, who attended non-parental child care. Each child’s aggression (tendency to hit, push, and bite) was reported by their teacher.
It was found that as the length of time a child remained daycare increased, the impact on aggression actually decreased.
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