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Nice Kids Finish First: Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success

A new study finds that children with good social skills, like sharing and listening, are more likely to grow into successful adults.


“Put yourself, for a moment, with a bunch of kindergartners. Then try and predict which one of them might finish college and get a good job two decades down the road. Is it the kid who knows her ABCs or the kid who has a good memory? Well, new research has tracked children from kindergarten into young adulthood, and it’s found that the most important predictors of long-term success are not intellectual skills but social and emotional ones.”

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