The idea that babies born in winter months are less intelligent is raising its ridiculous head again.
But a recent Wall Street Journal article that my son-in-law sent me is surprisingly good. It describes how sound research methodology is being applied to the question of winter babies and intelligence.
Factors that were studied include:
Mother’s educational level
Age that a teen drops out of school
Vitamin D (winter babies get less sunshine)
Pesticides in surface water
This article changed me from a cynic on this topic to an interested observer.
To see all of my Winter Babies posts, click here.