Monday, August 23, 2010

Fascinating study...just saw this in ERIC

Title: Self-Soothing Behaviors of the Very Young in Situations Where Adult Caregivers are Too Effing Busy to Pay Any Attention to Them Whatsoever, What With the Intarwebs and the Facebook and What-Have-You

Author: slave, desk j.

Pub Date: 11 - 7 - 2010

Source: Journal of Child Development in Libraries

Peer Reviewed: Yes

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of physical and emotional neglect on self-soothing behaviors of infants and toddlers in a busy suburban library. Particular attention was paid to those to whom no one was paying any particular attention. Subjects ranged in age from eight (8) months to three (3) years. Longitudinal study models are considered.

Method: Participants were 49 children (39 males, 10 females; mean age 1y 6mo, SD 10mo). Investigator observed behavior from behind a cloud of self-righteous dudgeon.

Interpretation: Ignoring children does not tend to lead to quiet happy children.

1 comment:

Cherie Rainwater said...

I can't stop giggling and re-reading this one.