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The Smart One in the Family

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Younger siblings now have someone to blame their lot in life.  Its those overachieving elder children and their bad luck at being born behind them.

Recent studies have shown that the oldest child has a higher IQ than his/her younger siblings.  Although only slighte, with the average difference in IQ being three points, scientists say its a clear indicator of family dyanamics and not biology.

Last summer a report came out that showed that only children had a learning advantage over children who had siblings.  In both reports of only children and eldest children they cited more time with parents and higher expectations as reasons why the children excelled.


Written by rentec

23 June, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Posted in education, family

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  1. Since I am not the oldest child in my family, I just don’t agree with this. 🙂 A little bit of research, and now my sister has something to hold over my head during family get togethers. This reminds me of the pros and cons of drinking coffee. One day it’s good for you, and the next day it’s not.


    23 June, 2007 at 4:42 pm

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