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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Attentive Older Siblings

Studies show that children from larger families score more poorly on tests of IQ, vocabulary, and other academic indicators than kids from smaller families. Experts attribute this in part to reduced parental attention resulting from the need to divide time and attention among the children. This effect appears to be mitigated in families where older siblings are attuned to their younger siblings' abilities and interact positively with them. A recent study found that children from large families who had "cognitively sensitive" older siblings performed better on a vocabulary test than those whose siblings were not. More...
Guto André
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By other hand, these children have an emotional intelligence improved about others.
Gustavo de S Consoni
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:27:48 AM

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"Studies show that children from larger families score more poorly on tests of IQ, vocabulary, and other academic indicators than kids from smaller families. Experts attribute this in part to reduced parental attention resulting from the need to divide time and attention among the children."

I think that this study might consider others elements.
The parents profession, the family income... because probably the sibling`s abilities will be affected by this elements.
There are families whose parents cannot talk neither with the first son.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:16:29 PM

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Guto André wrote:
By other hand, these children have an emotional intelligence improved about others.


It makes sense that when one is from a large family, their attention may be diverted from academics toward social outlets, like watching their big brother play sports, engaging in social outlets that are exacerbated by the size and number because of their family size.

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When my older brother tended to me it always hurt...Anxious

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