Ok Moms, I need your opinion! The New York Times has released an article claiming that First Born Children are typically the smartest and that they have higher IQ’s by around 3 points! They claim it may be due to the attention and environment. You can read the entire article in my Juice Box Jungle Player in my Sidebar. Then Come back and let me know what you think!
I don’t actually have 2 YET, so I can’t say one way or the other which one is smarter, but I do think that as parents we typically expect our oldest to grow up the quickest and we give them more responsibility. I already find myself telling my 21 month old to go find his shoes and put them on before we leave the house (Side Note: Can you believe today he actually came back with them on the right feet!) I can only imagine how much I will be asking him to do once we have another little one around.
So, what do you think? Is your oldest smarter? Is this a good or bad thing? and What can we do (if anything) To have an impact on this, or is it just the name of the game? Leave a comment and let me know!