Fiscally nuts. Socially insane.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

'Grandparents' Metaphor

Oh, and apparently children are safer under the care of their grandparents. Metaphor, anyone?

If you think you’re doing a better job than your parents at child rearing, think again. A new study shows children are less likely to be injured when they are in the care of grandparents.

The study is important because grandparents are a growing source of child care for working and single parents. Some health researchers speculated that grandparents may be out of touch with modern safety practices, and as a result, they worried that children being cared for by grandparents might be at higher risk for injury.

But the opposite appears to be true. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed caregiving and injury data from the National Evaluation of the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program. The program includes information about 5,500 newborns in 15 United States cities during 1996 and 1997, with follow-up over the next three years.

See, because Obama is like the parent, because he is younger, and people think McCain is too old, but really, he's the better pick... and the children are... the citizens... no? Oh, come on! It's a damn good metaphor!

Thanks to Instapundit for the link.

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