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j4 From: j4 Date: November 5th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have finally re-found the Guardian article, it's not Oliver James (though it does refer to him), it's this one: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/02/nurseries-childcare-pre-school-cortisol
jinty From: jinty Date: November 6th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Have read that now, thanks for the link. What it says to me is:
* the effects are uncertain (raised cortisol levels? There's a whole bit in Bad Science about taking some measurable thing that is not itself the outcome you want to look for, and then reifying that easily-measurable thing into the thing you were first concerned about).
* the effects are small and quite possibly dissapear after some time
* better nurseries / childcare seem to be a valid answer to the concerns raised - admittedly, finding these may not be easy, but that's a question ahead of us in any case.

In sum, these scaremongering gits can fuck off.

OUP and my department is full of working parents, and by crikey i'll be one of them in a year's time. It's part of life and I'm just going to get on with it.
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