[...] across the country, preschools are reporting an increase in behavioral problems-because, in some measure, too much attention is being devoted to academic achievement and too little to having young kids learn social skills and self-regulation. Studies of children around the world have found that the social engagement of play sharpens kids' intellectual skills. A longitudinal study of suburban and city families found that a major factor in children's achievement is having dinner with their parents five or more times a week.
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