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Helping by Siblings of Children with Mental Retardation For siblings of children with mental retardations life may not be the same as it would be for those without siblings with a disability. They will often have to help in the care of the child with the disability and may not always get to do the things they would like to all the time. This study compared children with and without siblings with a mental retardation to see if their perceived helping behavior varied in the different situations. This study took fifty children that have a sibling with a mental retardation and fifty children without a sibling with the disability. They studied fifty-two boys and forty-eight girls ages six to seventeen. These one hundred children were studied in terms of their perceived helping behavior. The first item studied was the amount of help and support that the children offered to their siblings. Another thing put into consideration was the employment of the parents. Children of parents who worked longer hours may be found to be more helpful with their
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