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The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—And the World by Roger Thurow

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chapter twelve

WORRYING

DIANETS LIFE WAS IN UPHEAVAL. FIVE MONTHS LATER, WHEN next I visited, I found Dianet and Keytlin in an unfinished room in an unfinished house on her in-law’s property. They had decided to move there while the house was still being built because it gave them a place of their own—it would be four rooms with a separate kitchen—instead of sharing space in her family’s house. Dianet thought it was a good idea for Keytlin to become accustomed to what would be her childhood home. Winter was approaching; the room was cold. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the movie Terminator, spewed mayhem on a small black-and-white television perched on a chair. Keytlin, wrapped in a pink sweater, was on the bed, lying down, holding a tube of skin ...

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