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First-born children have better thinking skills, study says

The Guardian – Alexandra Topping

“They may be jokingly referred to as PFBs – precious first borns – on popular parenting websites, but a study says first-born children really do reap the benefits of being number one. Research by the University of Edinburgh has found that first-born children have superior thinking skills to their younger siblings because they get more mental stimulation from their parents. While the study found that parents give all their children the same levels of emotional support, the first-born generally received more help with tasks that develop thinking skills.”(more)

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