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Moving multiple times before age 5 may cause behavioral problems in the child
Moving multiple times before age 5 may cause behavioral problems in the child

(March 28, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From New York – Moving 3 or more times before the age of 5 may cause behavioral problems in the child, according to a report published in Child Development. Researchers studied data on nearly 3,000 children from a nationally representative sample. Parents were surveyed shortly after birth, and again when the children were 1, 3, and 5. Researchers also conducted in-home assessments of the children at 3 and 5. 44% of children who moved 3 or more times before age 5 were considered poor. Children who moved 3 or more times before age 5 demonstrate more attention problems, anxiousness, or depression, as well as aggressiveness or hyperactivity at age 5 when compared to those never moved or only moved once or twice. These behaviours, however, only occurred among children who were poor.

 
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