Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Babies living with material hardship are angrier

A Ministry of Social Development report shows that within nine months, babies living with material hardship are angrier and react badly to stressful situations.

Those characteristics became more pronounced as they got older.

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft said the report should be a wake-up call.

He said children suffering from material hardship were more likely to end up with a poor education and in crime when they grew up.

“We know that long-term education is going to be a challenge. We know that they are, the kids, especially the boys, are at risk of criminal offending.