Education: Worries of Childhood

When the heart of a man is beset with care, he is supposed to recall his carefree childhood. Two professionally skeptical psychologists of Columbia University's Teachers College were not so sure about that. To check up on careless youth, they inventoried the worries of 540 fifth- & sixth-graders in New York City's public schools. Last week they published the facts as reported by the children:

Of the girls 37%, of the boys 29%, had constant worries. Approximately half of them worried only now & then; the rest said they never worried at all. The three chief worries of both boys & girls...

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