[lg policy] UK: Children unable to talk properly because of working parents

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 3 22:26:08 UTC 2010

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Children unable to talk properly because of working parents

Children from middle-class families are not learning to talk properly
because they no longer interact with their working parents, according
to the Government's new 'communication champion'.

Jean Gross, a former education psychologist set to take up the
position next month, claims that because of working parents, children
are subjected to second rate childcare, as well as lose out on
traditional social interaction of family mealtimes and bedtime

Mrs Gross, who is set to publish research showing how difficulties in
learning to talk are an issue with all social classes, said half of
children in some areas were starting school unable to form sentences
together. In some cases, she says, she has seen native English
speakers struggle as much as "a child who has Bengali as their first

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