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Thursday, February 02, 2006

 

Quebec's day care program has negative impact: study



 MONTREAL -- Quebec's day-care system, held up as the model for a national program promised by the Liberal Party during the recent election campaign, has had a negative impact on the children and parents who use it, suggests a study by the C.D. Howe Institute.

The study maintains that children enrolled in the program demonstrate higher levels of anxiety and aggressive behaviour than their counterparts in other provinces.

"For almost every measure, we find that the increased use of childcare was associated with a decrease in their well-being relative to other children,'' reads the report by the Toronto-based think-tank.

The report's authors also say parents who use the program are "worse off,'' citing increased levels of depression and a deterioration in the quality of their relationships with their partners.

Created in 1997, Quebec's $7 per day program served as the foundation for a Liberal pledge to create a national childcare system.

The researchers based their findings on a Statistics Canada study of 33,000 children, up to four years of age, during a nine-year span starting in 1994.

Montreal Gazette
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Don't let the man-haters of radical Feminism hear you report THIS story! They are all fired up about having their babies to satisfy that tickin' biological clock, then shoving them off into a stranger's arms for daycare while Mommy goes off to that fulfilling career that she must have to "define" herself.

Unfortunately for the Broadzillas of the corporation they go home to children that are unhappy, badly raised and surly and these women scratch their heads and wonder why.

But, I have no sympathy for these boardroom vixens. It's the kids that I mourn for. They grow up not having any idea what a Mother is supposed to do!

-Warner Todd Huston
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Yo Warner ... you are aware that the Liberals, who were indeed in the process of implementing a nationwide version of this program, lost the recent election and are now out of government? And that the Conservatives, who ran on a competing platform of giving parents larger tax deductions for young children, not funding state daycare institutions, are now in power? Well, maybe you did know that ... but it feels so good I had to say it again.
 
Yes, I am aware of that. The story I referenced says so, too.

But, the reason I posted this one is not to tweak the leberals in Canada as much as to show one more bit of evidence about how bad national style day-care (or day-care at all) is for everyone no matter if it is in Canada or anywhere else.

It goes toward making the dissolution of the nuclear family easier and that I am against.

By the way, Congrats to Canada for looking like they may be edging back toward a conservative government at long last.
 
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