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Publish Date: 15:22 - 13 March 2013
Tehran, YJC. Expert says that children who are put in nurseries tend more than others to send their parents to nursing homes when grown up.

Asghar Mohajeri in an interview with Dana Khabar believes that respect for the elderly has been long a component of the Iranian culture. But it has started to fade off with the wave of technology and industrialization that so overwhelms the society. In a lot of countries families send their elderlies to nursing homes due to concern for their health and sanitation. But this can expose the elderlies to serious emotional trauma.

The same is true in the case of children who are sent to nurseries by their parents. This can both benefit and harm the child. While their parents send them for care and education, the children might also become prone to emotional shortcomings that show themselves in the form of detachment from family.

Researchers have found that among those who have sent their parents to nursing homes the majority have spend some of their childhood in nurseries.

The findings also show that 60 percent of the children to have gone to nurseries put their parents in nursing homes.

Mohajeri believes that healthcare has turned a handy excuse for families to assign their parents to nursing homes while they can be well treated inside the family.

Mohajeri believes that as parents assign their children to nurseries, they must let them understand that they do it only on conditions of education, being apart from the family never constituting a reason for doing so.

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