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Child abuse can take many forms. Kids who are old
enough to talk can at least tell us how they feel. But what about infants, and
preverbal toddlers? In the 1990s they have become helpless victims of
caregiver roulettefrequent change of primary caregivers.
Dr. Fox describes how these can cause lifelong and severe
emotional damage. She charges that today we put our children at risk for
lifelong behavioral problems by dumping them into daycare when they are too
young. Nor is Dr. Fox alone in her concern about our youngest citizens:
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton (May, 1995) Never before has
one generation been less healthy, less cared for, less prepared for life
than their parents were at the same age.
Dr. Edward Zigler of Yale Universityfounder of Head
Start The years children spend in sub par daycare is a major cause of
child violence and depression.
The 4 College (Yale, California, North Carolina &
Colorado) Study of 1995 reporting their findings about the quality of
daycare pro-vided for infants and toddlers: 92% of all United States daycare
facilities are poor to mediocre.
Dr. Burton White author of New First Three years of
Life: After more than 20 years of research on how children develop well,
I would not think of putting a child of my own into any substitute program
on a full-time basis, especially a center based program.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger stated: Being There offers to
parents a profound and unique understanding of how important it is to raise
your own children.