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Megan McClelland

Child Development Expert

Megan McClelland is an international expert on child development and a core director at Oregon State University’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.
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The Skill that Will Help Your Child Get into College

In a recent study we found that a child's ability to pay attention, focus, and persist on a task at age four increased the odds of completing college by age 25 by nearly 50 per cent. This is compelling evidence that social and behavioural skills, such as paying attention, following directions and completing a task, may be even more crucial to attaining a degree than academic abilities.
08/10/2012 12:15 EDT