Morning Read: What happens to soldiers’ children?

The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that a new study will look at the impact of war and soldier-deployments on young children.

The research will be done in Sackets Harbor.

“The goal is to try to add to what we already know,” said Julie Wargo Aikins, a psychology professor at the University of Connecticut. “We’re going to be looking at how children are accepted by their peers, the parent-child relationship and what kind of community support is available for these families.”

Ms. Aikins and her husband, Deane, are conducting the study. They chose Sackets Harbor Central School because the small school is the “perfect size.” They want to include information from 100 school-aged children ages 5 to 7, and 400 parents of children ages 3 to 7, Ms. Aikins said.

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