Spoiled Children of Divorce

“Fragile Family” Study
November 23, 2010, 7:54 am
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Link to Princeton and Columbia’s study on unmarried mothers called “The Fragile Families and Child Well Being Study.”  Not about divorce.  t’s never about Divorce because Divorce is about the parents.  These are the kids whose parents never married so they don’t experience a Divorce, of their bio parents at least.  I sure am glad to know that so much attention is being paid to these kids but the actual studies sort of give me the creeps.  The researchers have a way of judging the “warmth” levels of the parent.  If you are the type of person who would readily judge that kind of thing in a clinical study are you actually the type of person who would know what warmth is?  Is it warmth of character, or warmth of personality?  Or warm clothes?  Good food?  Oh, it’s hugs.  Ick.  Shrinks need lots of hugs, that’s why I had to quit going to 12 step programs.  I hate hugging strangers in California who don’t use deodorant.  As usual I struggle  with the mentality of the Psych professions.

There are 5,000 kids in the study born in big U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000.  They were followed by the researchers up to the age of 9.  Why did they stop at 9?  The Recession must have hit.

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