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Right After Writing Last Post I Found This Article:

“Only children tend to exceed other kids in terms of academic accomplishments,  sophistication, vocabulary, and often, social skills as well. They have a great  ability to make and maintain friends, and to resolve conflict, because they have  to be nimble about learning skills outside the home, like in daycare, play  groups, and school. One of the advantages of being an only child in the  home is that the conversations you hear and participate in, the TV shows you  watch, and the vacations you go on tend to skew older. All these things  become food for the developing brain, and by the time the child is in first  grade, he or she has a background in adult thinking and abstract concepts that  children with siblings just don’t get.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sibling-effect-jeffrey-kluger-2011-9#bonus-but-dont-worry-if-you-have-no-siblings-you-get-exposure-to-the-adult-world-before-those-with-siblings-13#ixzz1YWsNfE4i

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About Tricia #GrowingUpNelson

First grandaughter, mother of two, lover of books and bad music, aspiring to be a mostly vegan always vegetarian. Nearly 365 days Xanax free and hating it. #GrowingUpNelson

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