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Oregon State Finds Behavior Problems in Preschool and Child Care Centers Linked to Genetics

A new study by Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences suggests that some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool settings. Previous research has found that some children develop behavior problems at child care centers and preschools, despite the benefit of academic gains. It was never known, however, why some youngsters struggle in these settings and others flourish. The new study indicates that some children may be acting out due to poor self-control and temperament problems that they inherited from their parents.