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Childhood and School Days: Head Start, Early Finish

Chapters 6 & 7

Before reading these chapters, I was unaware that getting an early start is a “dead-end myth.” As with many of the other findings reported in this book, this came as a sort of surprise since I feel as though we … Continue reading

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Roberson – chap 6 and 7

I was generally pleased with chapter 6. That is, I did not feel skeptical or taken aback in reading it as I have felt in some of the previous chapters. The correlations found with kids starting school early and not … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 & 7

These chapters emphasized the importance of events that occur during our childhood that impact our longevity. Chapter 6 reveals that those who had an early start in their education are not going to necessarily live longer. For example, Phillip lost … Continue reading

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Chapter 6+7

First, I’d like to address the finding concerning early age in school. I feel like it may be a little overgeneralized to say that starting school early is likely to lead to an earlier death. I think a better way … Continue reading

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Ch 6 and 7

Chapter 6 of The Longevity Project explores how early life events affect longevity. Interestingly, although early health advantages and disadvantages were not important to later health, several aspects of early life do affect longevity. Breastfeeding was found to have little … Continue reading

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Chapters 6 and 7

Chapter six and seven discussed the aspects of early life that play a role in longevity. Researchers found that breast feeding was associated with better infant health, but in the long run breast feeding made little difference. This finding did … Continue reading

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Chapter 6&7

I found it very interesting that children who started first grade at the age of 5 were at a higher risk of dying early than those who started school at the age of 6. I find this interesting because to … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 and 7

I think it’s safe to say that every parents wants their children to live long, healthy lives. Chapters 6 and 7 discuss how the decisions made by parents can have lasting effects on the longevity of their children’s lives. Chapter … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 and 7

I thought the idea of the amount of playtime before entering formal school affecting longevity¬† was very interesting, specifically because of the value that society places in education. One would think that, with the way Americans push the idea of … Continue reading

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Ch. 6 & 7

In Chapter 6, the impact of early childhood and school on an individual’s lifelong health is discussed. More common myths were debunked, such as the criticality of breastfeeding on long-term health and normal personality development. (They found no difference.) The … Continue reading

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