Early parental education has zero impact on children’s IQ
Reading the bedtime story to the child, talking to the child, having dinner together, etc., is considered as a family’s serious education of the child, and it is also considered to improve the child’s IQ.
However, in the view of a criminology professor in the United States, intelligence is mainly inherited by genes.
According to the British “Daily Mail” report, a new study in the United States found that although many parents may be educating their children in a positive way, it is unfortunate that children’s intelligence will not be affected.
Professor Kevin Beaver of the University of Florida examined supplementary samples from the National Preliminary Study on Adolescent Health and a sample of adopted children.
Studies tracked 7-12 year olds in the United States in 1994 until they reached adulthood.
Finally, in 2008, they made their last face-to-face interviews when they were 24-32.
The research frontier analyzes parents’ educational behaviors on children and whether behaviors have an impact on children’s language intelligence.
During the test, the examiner expected to show multiple photos, each of which was numbered in turn.
The examiner then performed one of the pictures with a word, and then asked to point out or say the picture number to exit.
At the same time, they are expected to have IQ tests at junior high, high school, 18 and 26 years old.
It turned out that once genetic factors were taken into account, there was no connection between parents’ early education of their children and their children’s future IQ.
The professor said that in previous studies, it seems that parental education does affect children’s IQ.
But in fact, it is because smarter parents are educating their children early, which also masks their genetic transformation effect on their children’s IQ.