Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll

Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll
October 7, 2015
By May Wong
The new Stanford study found improved self-regulation in children who delayed kindergarten by a year. (Photo credit: Christopher Futcher/iStock)
A new research paper co-authored by Professor Thomas Dee finds strong evidence of mental health benefits in delaying kindergarten.
A new study on the mental health effects of kindergarten enrollment ages found strong evidence that a one-year delay dramatically improves a child’s self-regulation abilities even into later childhood.
According to the study co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Thomas Dee, children who started kindergarten a year later showed significantly lower levels of inattention and hyperactivity, which are jointly considered a key indicator of self regulation. The beneficial result was found to persist even at age 11.
“We found that delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73 percent for an average child at age 11,” Dee said, “and it virtually eliminated the probability that an average child at that age would have an ‘abnormal,’ or higher-than-normal rating for the inattentive-hyperactive behavioral measure.”
Findings from the study, which Dee co-authored with Hans Henrik Sievertsen of the Danish National Centre for Social Research, could help parents in the recurring debate over the pros and cons of a later school entry.
Though many children in developed countries now start their formal schooling at an older age, a growing body of empirical studies could neither conclusively point to improved test scores nor higher incomes from a delayed kindergarten entry, the study stated.
Dee and Sievertsen’s research, however, provides new evidence instead on mental health aspects that are predictors of educational outcomes.
In the psychology realm, the measure of inattention and hyperactivity – the mental health traits behind Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – effectively reflects the concept of self regulation. A higher level of self regulation, which describes a person’s ability to control impulses and modulate behavior in attaining goals, is commonly linked to student achievement.
Staying focused, faring better
The underlying theory is that youngsters and teens who can stay focused, sit still and pay attention longer, fare better in school.

Delaying kindergarten enrollment for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children, according to a recent study. Researchers found that a one-year delay in enrolling a child in kindergarten dramatically reduces inattention and hyperactivity at age seven.
Researchers found that children who were held back from kindergarten for as little as one year showed a 73 percent reduction in inattentiveness and hyperactivity compared to children sent the year earlier, according to this new study on kindergarten and mental health.
Stanford’s Graduate School of Education offered a news release about the new study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research titled, The Gift of Time? School Starting Age and Mental Health.
Findings from the study, which Professor Thomas S. Dee co-authored with Hans Henrik Sievertsen of the Danish National Center for Social Research, could help parents in viewing the pros and cons of postponing enrolling their child in kindergarten up to a year later.

Delaying vaccines or spreading them out is no guarantee that you or your child will escape vaccine injury or death

Delaying vaccines or spreading them out is no guarantee that you or your child will escape vaccine injury or death.  Please educate before you vaccinate.  Read vaccine package inserts.  Ask questions.
Vaccine injury testimony – “I use to vaccinate on a very delayed schedule . . . ”
Below is Colt’s story as told by his mother, Amber, who like so many parents of vaccine injured children, shares her son’s story in an effort to save other children from harm and families from the heartache that vaccines can and do cause.
“I use to vaccinate on a very delayed schedule, never more then one injection in a visit. My son got his first varicella vaccine at 5 years old. Within a few minutes of leaving the doctor’s office, Colt threw up, passed out, choked on his puke and stopped breathing. My husband ran him from the parking lot into ER lifeless! My son was in full blown anaphylactic shock, was put on a ventilator, was having seizures, flat lining, being shocked back to life, which shoved the breathing tube too far and collapsed a lung.
It was touch and go for a few hours, we were life flighted to a close by children’s ICU. After 48 hours on a breathing machine, and more medicine than I’ve had in my life, my baby boy started breathing his own breaths while still on the machine. He fought a horrible battle all due to having a vaccine reaction. I will never take a chance of any vaccine on my children again!!
Once he left the hospital in April we had some asthma issues, which have now recently come back. All his brain scans came back fine. Luckily he had only stopped breathing for a few minutes. I couldn’t imagine if we were far from an emergency room; our doctor’s office is located inside the same building.
We fought to get him medically exempt from all vaccines, and the doctor admitted it was a direct result from varicella.

Food and Drug Administration – FDA Product Approval: Vaccine index

Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary
Excipients Included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine
This table includes not only vaccine ingredients (e.g., adjuvants and preservatives), but also substances used during the manufacturing process,including vaccine-production media, that are removed from the final product and present only in trace quantities.
In addition to the substances listed, most vaccines contain Sodium Chloride (table salt).
Last Updated February 2015
All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, but manufacturers may change product contents before that information is reflected here.  If in doubt, check the manufacturer’s package insert

Below are children who have died following vaccine injury. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers. More stories at Families Speak, Meet the Children, International Memorial for Vaccine Victims and My Gardasil Story.
“You cannot be in the presence of a profoundly vaccine damaged child and not know that child could be your own.  And you cannot try to comfort a mother who has just buried a baby who has died from a vaccine … and not know that you could be the one standing over the grave.  When it happens to your child, the risks are 100 percent.”
Barbara Loe Fisher (Founder, National Vaccine Information Center)

Please offer a prayer for these children and the family members who share their vaccine injury stories.  More stories at “We Remember”, “Stop Mandatory Vaccination”, “Meet the Children”, “Parents Voice”, “Hear This Well”,  “My Gardasil Story” and “Your Stories.”
“My baby may be just another statistic to them, but he was my child.  I will fight, no matter what I have to do and no matter how long it takes,to keep this from happening to other babies.”
From a mother interviewed for the book “DPT A Shot in the Dark” whose child’s cause of death was listed as “irreversible shock” due to a “probable reaction to DPT.”

Delaying routine vaccines does not increase seizure risk, but vaccinating does

Delaying routine vaccines does not increase seizure risk, but vaccinating does

(NaturalNews) You might want to sit down for this: A new study found that delaying the MMR vaccine or MMR and varicella combo vaccine (MMRV) could increase your child’s risk of getting a fever-related seizure.

This cohort “study” analyzed 323,247 vaccinated children to examine the association between the timing of childhood vaccinations and the first occurrence of a seizure. Surprise, surprise, the study attributed the seizures to the delayed schedule, not the MMR and MMRV vaccines.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/045507_vaccines_seizure_risk_adverse_effects.html#ixzz34DT0O0Kx

The study: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/05/14/peds.2013-3429.full.pdf

Merk vaccine insert: http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/m/mmr_ii/mmr_ii_pi.pdf