NY Times published an article yesterday about the study, Study on I.Q. Prompts Debate on Family Dynamics
The new findings, from a landmark study published Friday, showed that eldest children had a slight but significant edge in I.Q. — an average of three points over the closest sibling. And it found that the difference was not because of biological factors but the psychological interplay of parents and children.Predictably, the study set off a swarm of Internet commentary from parents, social scientists and others, speculating about what in families could enrich one child’s intellectual environment more than others'.
In my family, I'm certain my younger sisters must have had a higher I.Q than I because they saw me (older sister) get in trouble and quickly learned what to do to avoid the same fate, LOL!
Perhaps a study should be done proving that us sewing fanatics have a higher I.Q. Hmmm, wonder how I'd go about doing that...
My husband (youngest of five siblings), and I discussed it briefly coming to the conclusion that the study must have been done by an eldest sibling :-)Pin It