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If you have to pay for studies...

August 29th, 2007 at 06:41 pm

The US government pays for lots of studies 'research grants'... here are a few I would like paid for.

How do childhood sleeping habits relate to insomnia in adult hood? I know lots of insomniacs and I have a guess as to which sleep method their parents choose (rock em, cry it out, gradual removal)

How does a mother attitude on breastfeeding effect her attempts? While we do all know that a certainty of failure is most likely to be fulfilled, how little doubt it may take to derail the effort is a curiosity to me.

How well do home schooled children rate in life satisfaction..not wage earning, but base a few simple factors how statistically do they fare on happiness in life? I have seen some preliminary reports suggesting that not only does homeschooling improve avg test scores (and often IQ, though is that a chicken or egg thing) But I would like to see more concrete evidence on something that ought to be more important than testing brainy.

How well do adult home schooled rate on average sex life? The recent comment about public school being better for your social life got me interested...I would like to know if it is a phenomenon only in my 'circle' or if it is home school wide....

How much stuff causes sensory overload in an average child? Most people know that ADHD, and ADD and forms of Autism are effected by stuff, but unless all the children I have ever come into contact with have one of the three, all children are effected by how much clutter is too much?

Just my random list of questions for the day.

3 Responses to “If you have to pay for studies...”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Interesting ideas, but how would someone go about measuring doubt in a breastfeeding mother? It's kind of an intangible thing, doubt.

    I think life satisfaction has more to do with personality than anything else. I've known some gloomy gus homeschool kids who grew up to be miserable adults and some wonderfully sunny ones who grew up to be positive outgoing people. Same with private and public school kids. I do think that children who need the consistancy of homeschooling who have an in between personality will blossom into happier adults, where they might become weighed down and miserable in the school system.

    I think my own daughter was happier when she was homeschooled and I do think public school has affected her usual sunny disposistion but she wants to be where she is. I just try to be positive and reinforce her knowledge that she is strong, and smart, and beautiful(in that order) and that life is a good thing if you face it head on with a smile. I think I reinforce that concept much more now than I ever had to when we homeschooled. I think a parent has to stay on that or their child may end up a less happy adult.

    Love your ideas. It would be an interesting concept, the end results of those.

  2. princessperky Says:

    I didn't say I knew how to study them, just that I wanted to know Smile
    I am sorry to hear your daughter is having trouble, I hope the foundation you gave her in homeschooling will pull her through.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, she's not having trouble, she just has more stuff to deal with, is all.

    No, I know you don't now how to study them, I was more thinking out loud.

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