Another study just released suggests the oldest child in a family may be smarter and more successful in life than the younger siblings. Hmmm.
We all know people for whom this theory seems correct. And we all know families where it does not fit - at all.
The attention and care given to a child, opportunities for education, healthy relationships and nurturing circumstances as well as the genetic lottery each person inherits may be more influential factors.
(S-R archive photo: Students stand in a school courtyard as they wait for the first day of classes to begin, in Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. )