How cute is your child? Really?

My son is handsome. I am sure this isn’t just mommy bias, as strangers tell me this all the time. I agree with them saying he has “good genes,” because as a mother, I take credit wherever I can.

And, my hope is that he stays handsome – don’t get me wrong, I will love him no matter what he looks like – but I want him to get good grades.

Are you following me here? No? Oh, well maybe you haven’t seen the study from the Society for Research on Child Development in which they find that children who are better-looking are more likely to get higher grades and go to college.

The more attractive children in the study reported higher levels of teacher attention, and that they had more friends and less depression. As the study tracked their progress, those children also went on to become more successful.

This isn’t really surprising, is it? We all have that good-looking friend that seems to have an easy life, where great things are just handed to him/her. We suspect it is because they are good looking, and now (thanks to researchers with too much grant money) we know we were right. Thanks, science!

Whether my son retains his cuteness or somehow sprouts those little devil horns I am sure are just beneath the surface, I am a big believer in education. So I will encourage him to work hard and earn his goodgrades.

Feel like sharing a story about that good-looking friend of yours who got everything they wanted? Tell me in the comments. I'm listening.

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