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Originally Posted by audreysan View Post

The author says that there is a rise in cortisol when children attend a nursery, then it drops when they return home. Do you think the same would be true for a 3 1/2 year old attending preschool? I hope not. Mine is scheduled to start this fall.



Hey mama, the author of the article wrote a book called The Science of Parenting.  All or part of it (not sure) is available on Google Books.  I was reading a little bit of it the other day and I know I'm not explaining it well but I believe she explained that whatever it is that makes them so stressed to leave mama when they are babies gradually fades as they age.  So I don't think a 3.5 year old would have quite the same response as an infant.

 

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I have been trying to post, sorry for the delay. I am reading The Science of Parenting and the author, Margot Sunderland, states that research shows (preschool attendance for age five and under) an increased cognitive performance. However it decreased emotional health and intelligence . I believe it is on page 54 of the book.

 

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Originally Posted by audreysan View Post

The author says that there is a rise in cortisol when children attend a nursery, then it drops when they return home. Do you think the same would be true for a 3 1/2 year old attending preschool? I hope not. Mine is scheduled to start this fall.



 


Edited by Asiago - 5/9/11 at 11:44am
post #23 of 25

i posted this in another forum and a huge discussion arose saying that co-sleeping is just when the baby is in the room with you, not just in your bed  and then everyone was arguing if the lady in the article meant bed sharing or having them in a crib in the room.  iwas so confused cos i always assume they mean sleeping in the bed with me and thats what i refer to as co sleeping

 

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post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by naturallymommy View Post

i posted this in another forum and a huge discussion arose saying that co-sleeping is just when the baby is in the room with you, not just in your bed  and then everyone was arguing if the lady in the article meant bed sharing or having them in a crib in the room.  iwas so confused cos i always assume they mean sleeping in the bed with me and thats what i refer to as co sleeping

 

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Toward the end, there's this:

"Sunderland argues that putting children to sleep alone is a peculiarly western phenomenon that may increase the chance of cot death, also known as sudden infant death syndrome (Sids). This may be because the child misses the calming effect on breathing and heart function of lying next to its mother."

 

That's clearly in the same bed.  Maybe cosleeping in general as a term could technically cover sleeping in the same room but not the same bed - but I think at least for infants the studies are referring to sleeping in closer proximity.

 

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Thanks so much!

 

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