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3 Behaviors Linked to Higher Mental Ability in Children

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Parents play a key role in supporting children to maximize their potential at school.  As we all know, what goes on in the home greatly affects what goes on at school and vice versa.  Recent research on over 4000 children and adolescents in the United States, reveals that there are 3 behaviors linked to higher mental ability in children.

The 3 Behaviors:  The researchers analyzed the relationship between children who followed the recommended 24-hour movement guidelines and overall global cognition (tests on language abilities, episodic memory, executive function, attention, working memory and processing speed).

The results indicated that out of 4520 participants:

  • 51% met the sleep recommendation of 9-11 hours per night.
  • 47% met the screen time recommendation of 2 hours or less of recreational

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