Why Your Firstborn Might Be Smarter!
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Have you ever heard that your firstborn child might be smarter than the rest of the family? Maybe the reason for this is that your child is the first of the family to be born.

But is it true? Can your firstborn really be smarter than the rest of the family? And what does this mean for you and your family?

Your firstborn might be, indeed, smarter than the rest of the family. This is caused by many things, from genetics, to family environment, to birth order.

Let’s take a look at the science behind this phenomenon and how you can help your firstborn grow up to be a bright, intelligent person.

Genetics

Why Your Firstborn Might Be Smarter!
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The first thing to understand is that genetics is the main cause of intelligence. Intelligence is inherited from both parents, but it is thought that the majority of intelligence is due to genetics.

This means that your firstborn child has inherited some of their intelligence from you and their father. Your firstborn will inherit about 50% of their intelligence from the father and his father, and they will inherit about 50% of their intelligence from their mother and her mother.

Family Environment

The environment in which your firstborn grows up also plays a role in intelligence. There are many factors that contribute to intelligence, such as the amount of sleep your child gets, their diet, and the books they read.

The main factor that will affect your child’s intelligence is the quality of the family environment. Your child will be more intelligent if they grow up in a stable and loving family with an adequate amount of money. If you want to raise a smart child, it is important to give them all the love and support they need.

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Birth Order

Last but not least, birth order also plays a role in intelligence. The younger your child is when they are born, the less time they have to develop their brain.

So if you have more than one child who was born later in life, then their brains will not develop as much as children who were born earlier in life (especially if you have another older sibling).

It is possible for a firstborn to be smarter than other children in their family because of genetics and family environment. However, birth order does play a big role in intelligence development and this may explain why firstborns are more intelligent than others!

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