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Research: Many lack parenting know-how

May 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study says that nearly a third of American parents know surprisingly little about infant development.Researchers at the university of Rochester Medical Center in New York, surveyed and studied the parents of more than 10,000 9-month-old babies.

Parents were asked how to help their babies reach milestones like talking, walking, or potty-training.

They found that almost a third of parents could only answer four out of eleven questions correctly.

Researchers say the parents' lack of knowledge can rob their babies of much-needed mental stimulation for proper development.


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