Sunday, September 30, 2007

New study shows that older brothers suck.

This will come as little surprise to most parents: Children who have older brothers tend to become more aggressive than those with older sisters, according to a new study.

The study generated a host of nuanced findings:

Having a brother or a highly aggressive sibling of either gender can lead to greater increases in aggression over time.

Older siblings with younger sisters tend to end up less aggressive.

Older siblings who were aggressive tended to have younger siblings who were also aggressive, and vice versa.

Parental hostility, in some cases linked to economic pressure, also played a role in the development of kids' aggression. » Article here

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