Archive for Monday, October 22, 2001

Wartime may reap poor behavior by youths

October 22, 2001


— Teachers and parents shouldn't be surprised if they see an increase in child behavior problems in the coming months, said David Osher, managing research scientist and director of the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C.

Wartime, Osher said, brings with it an increase in child behavior problems.

"In most times where the United States has been at war, we have seen a rise of problem behavior on the part of our kids," he said.

It will be up to parents and schools to create a safe, stable environment for children after the attacks, he said.

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