– Surprisingly, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, the University of Delaware, and the University of Illinois, sensitive caregiving during the first three years of life has a stronger impact on children’s later academic abilities than on their later social abilities.

– The main question of the study was: “Does the quality of care that one receives in early life affect childhood, but does it also have long-term predictive effects for functioning into adulthood?” The results showed that the kids who got less sensitive caregiving in the early years had the tendency to perform worse on academic tests and were at a bigger risk to drop out of school in adolescence.



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