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More intense parenting for first-born children mean they do better at school – new research

The Telegraph – Henry Bodkin

“First born children perform better at school because they receive more intense attention from their parents, new research reveals. Data from thousands of families over more than a decade found that parents spent the most time developing the thinking skills of their eldest son or daughter, but then became more relaxed with subsequent children. They tended to take part in fewer activities with their young children, such as reading with them, doing crafts and playing musical instruments.”(more)

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