Financial strain may suppress speech between parents and children, UC Berkeley lab finds

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Nenad Stojkovic under CC BY-SA 2.0 A study from the UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab explores the "word gap" between families who are experiencing financial strain and those who are not.

UC Berkeley researchers found preliminary evidence for financial scarcity placing strain on parents in a way that decreases their conversations with their children.
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