Conference Focuses on Children

Children is the focus of a workshop at the University of Houston.

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Researchers from across the country are taking part in the workshop today and tomorrow. Researchers from different academic backgrounds are taking up the question of children. UH Professor Steven Mintz is the National Co-Chair of the Council on Contemporary Families.

"We're going to try to ... the challenges of today."

On the education front, don't assume that that means pre-school classes should be starting earlier. Some researchers believe that some aspects of childhood are being lost. Indiana University Sociology Professor Bill Corsaru ...

"We are finding a trend ... in elementary school."

Corsaru says it's part of the modern day presssures on parents.

"I think what we're finding ... peer cultures and so on."

Capella Tucker, Houston Public Radio News.

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