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Reading research reports is an art. It is an art that most reporters have not mastered. Remember you are dealing with probabilities and correlations here. Going from "increased likelihood" to "daycare is bad for kids" is a huge leap, especially if you read that as all daycare is bad for all kids. In fact the NY Times version stated that "the effect was slight, and well within the normal range for healthy children, the researchers found. And as expected, parents' guidance and their genes had by far the strongest influence on how children behaved."

So my advice is don't panic.

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