Education: Troubled Tots

Just like the grownups', a child's world is full of worries. But the teachers cannot always find out what the worries are. Last week the Science Research Associates of Chicago published a "Junior Inventory" of problems to help bewildered adults.

To compile the inventory, two psychologists—H. H. Remmers of Purdue University and Robert H. Bauernfeind of Carleton College—questioned 6,000 school kids on every sort of problem from "I have to go to bed too early" to "I hit my sister." One-fourth of the children, they found, are chronic hypochondriacs, worried about all sorts of aches and pains (e.g., "I have a thumping...

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